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Chase reaches speeds of 125 mph, ends in crash

Published On: Dec 22 2013 10:38:20 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 22 2013 10:38:27 PM CST
Chase reaches speeds of 125mph, ends in crash
REDDING, Calif. -

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.