A high-speed pursuit through the Redding area on Sunday night reached speeds of 125 miles per hour before ending in a crash, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol said.
According to Sgt. Ron Farris, two cars were clocked going around 100 miles per hour on Interstate 5 around 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Officers were able to get behind one of those vehicles, but the driver of that vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit was initiated.
The driver exited Interstate 5 onto Highway 44 east, where speeds reached around 125 miles per hour, Farris said.
Just before the Airport Road/Old Oregon Trail exit, the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed through a fence, and ran across Hartnell Avenue, coming to rest on the other side.
By the time officers were able to reach the vehicle, the driver had fled.
A search was initiated using a helicopter and a K-9 unit. There is no word whether the suspect was caught.