Arkansas Troops Hit Escaping Camaro Head-on in a High-Speed ​​Pursuit

High-speed chases tend not to end well – as in the case of this encounter on Interstate 530 on November 22, 2023. What could have been a simple offense ended in an accident when the faster one tried to evade the law.

According to the incident report filed by Sergeant Jeff Preston and reported by KATV, officers saw a Chevy Camaro speeding in the left lane. He then turned on his speed radar and confirmed that the coupe was reaching 90 miles per hour (145 kilometers per hour) in a 75 mph (120 km/h) zone.

As the Camaro passed Preston, the cop turned on his lights and siren. The speeder ignored the down flag and accelerated, which began a high-speed pursuit that traveled as fast as 129 mph (208 km/h), according to GPS on police cameras.

As you can see in the video at the top of this page, the chase continued until the Camaro tried to turn off the highway at exit 30. Unfortunately, the suspect lost control as he approached a bend, crashed into a fence, and shattered a concrete barrier. as it spins out of control.

The speeding Camaro stopped, but as the driver was about to get out of the vehicle, another policeman hit the Camaro head-on, throwing the driver onto the concrete.

The other trooper is being driven by Terrell Pratt, who joins the chase when he sees the high-speed encounter. As you can see in the dash cam on Pratt’s cruiser (check out the second video later in this story), there was a plume of dust as the police car approached the initial collision at about 80 mph (129 km/h), which explains why he didn’t realize that he would pummel them at breakneck speed.

Fortunately, it seems that no one was seriously injured. The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Tyrese Lancaster. KATV reported that Lancaster was charged with “runaway vehicle, substantial danger of death, misdemeanor citation, speeding 1 to 15 miles per hour in excess of the speed limit, reckless driving, lack of a seat belt, and possession or purchase of alcohol by a minor.” . . “

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