Car crashes on Glenwood Avenue during chase

Christian Lewis
December 11, 2013 3:16:53 PM PST
Police say a bad crash on Glenwood Avenue is possibly linked to baggage thefts at RDU Airport.

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Raleigh police say 24-year-old Christian Lewis crashed his car after a chase with RDU police.  

They say a Southwest Airlines passenger at Terminal 1 spotted Lewis stealing their bags and called police.

When officers pulled Lewis over, he sped away. Lewis eventually crashed his car on U.S. Highway 70 eastbound. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Right now, he's charged with eluding police. More charges are pending.

Weather conditions and a high rate of speed may have been factors in the crash.

The roadway was closed near Interstate 540 for almost two hours.

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