Crash involving trooper ends high-speed chase that spanned 3 counties

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Crash involving trooper ends high-speed chase that spanned three counties
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North Carolina State Highway Patrol says the chase began near the town of Princeton.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A high-speed chase in Johnston County ended in a crash with a trooper.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol says it all began near the town of Princeton, after a failed attempt to stop a driver.

The chase continued down N.C. Highway 70 to Interstate 95 and down through both Harnett and Cumberland counties.

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Officials tell ABC11 that speeds exceeded 140 miles per hour.

EMS was called to the scene following the crash, but it's not clear if the trooper or suspect sustained injuries.