Stolen Vehicle Crashes Into Semi, Driver Hospitalized
A 50-year-old female was hospitalized Saturday night following a brief pursuit that ended when she drove a stolen vehicle the wrong way on Interstate 90 and crashed into a semitrailer.
Police Lt. Wasson said the vehicle, a 1999 Buick, was reported stolen from the 300 block of Brooks Avenue by a 46-year-old female on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
As officers were on scene investigating, other officers in the area located the vehicle on Gurley Avenue, traveling north at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic.
From Gurley, officers followed the vehicle as it turned east onto Northern Drive, then south onto Garner Lake Road.
Officers continued to follow the vehicle until it turned onto the exit ramp of I-90, near mile marker 129.
Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said that a deputy, responding to assist police, observed the vehicle entering the exit ramp at 7:48 p.m. and attempted to stop it by activating his emergency lights.
The Buick failed to stop and continued onto I-90, where it collided with a semitractor-trailer unit that was preparing to exit the interstate. Total damage as a result of the accident was more than $1000 for both vehicles.
There had also been three dogs in the vehicle with the female at the time of the crash, one of which was killed upon impact.
Wasson said that it did not appear as if the other two dogs had been injured.
The 50-year-old female was initially transported to Campbell County Health before she was transferred to an out-of-state hospital, Wasson said.
Details regarding the females injuries, her current status, and to which hospital she was transferred were unavailable as of press time.