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High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Incident ended when SUV crashed on Talmadge Road

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POSTED: July 24, 2014 8:53 a.m.
Lewis Levine/

A high-speed chase Wednesday night ended when an SUV crashed into a cluster of trees on Talmadge Road in Walthourville.

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Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

According to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden, the chase ended when the vehicle containing four people crashed into a cluster of trees on Talmadge Road around 9:30 p.m. Two suspects fled on foot, and another passenger was treated at the scene and released.  

A fourth passenger, an 18-year-old woman who was sitting in the backseat, was seriously injured and was flown by a medical helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Authorities searched the Talmadge Road  area, using K-9s to track the the two suspects who fled but the dogs eventually lost their scent.


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