Chase involving suspected stolen car in Garner ends after driver crashes into 4 cars; 3 arrested

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Wild chase in Garner ends with driver hitting 4 cars before crashing
Three young people are in custody after a chase through Garner ended with a crash in Raleigh on Monday night.

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- Three young people are in custody after a wild chase through Garner ended with a crash in Raleigh on Monday night, police said.

It started shortly before 7 p.m. when Garner officers received a FLOCK alert for a stolen black Kia Forte.

One officer spotted the suspect car on Tryon Road near Junction Blvd and attempted to stop it. The driver took off and led police on a crash into Raleigh before running a red light at Tryon Road and Lake Wheeler Road and striking a vehicle in the intersection.

The driver continued for about 100 yards down Tryon Road, hitting three more vehicles along the way before the Kia came to a stop.

The 19-year-old driver and a 16-year-old jumped out and ran while the other occupant of the Kia, also 19, stayed in the car.

Raleigh police officers and Wake County deputies helped take all three suspects into custody.

Four people from the vehicles that were struck during the chase suffered what police called minor injuries and were treated by EMS. One person was taken to WakeMed Cary for further treatment.

What should have been a routine trip to the grocery store turned into moments of fright for one of those drivers.

"The kid just came right at me, he didn't care, to the point where I tried to stop my car and I couldn't stop my car in time," 19-year-old Aiyanna Parker said of the moments before the Kia struck her car. "I honestly felt like it was done. I was stuck in the car, I couldn't breathe, my head was pounding, glass in my hand.

"It was just so terrifying because in my head I'm just thinking I'm going to the grocery store," Parker added.

She said all her airbags deployed and the dust from then shrouded her face, forcing her to cough.

"They literally helped me get out of the car because without them I wouldn't have," Parker said.

EMS also checked out the three suspects. The front passenger was taken by EMS for treatment of minor injuries, and GPD officers took the driver to WakeMed Garner to be medically cleared for jail.

Charges are pending. Garner Police told ABC11 that in addition to charges stemming from the stolen car, three concealed firearms and some marijuana were also found.

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