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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Crash Reported after Chase Along I-64 in Hurricane
WSAZ ^ | 12.6.2012 | Anna Baxter

Posted on 12/06/2012 11:03:26 AM PST by Morgana

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A deadly crash has been reported along Interstate 64 at the Hurricane rest stop.

The wreck was reported just after 11 a.m. Thursday.

Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards tells WSAZ.com Hurricane Police got into a pursuit with a driver that was allegedly wanted for taking items from a local store. The chase reached 100 MPH in the eastbound lanes before the driver tried to exit the interstate and crashed into a semi parked at the Hurricane rest stop, according to Mayor Edwards.

Mayor Edwards says the man was killed in the crash. Emergency crews are on the scene now using the jaws of life to get the man out of the car.

Investigators say this man was a fugitive wanted on unrelated bank robbery charges.

The driver of the semi that was hit tells WSAZ.com he was at the rest stop to take a short break. He had just returned from the restroom and was ready to turn the ignition on when the car slammed into his rig, according to the driver.

No one else was hurt in the accident.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsaz.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: chase; crash; crime; shoplifting; thief; westvirginia; wva
He lost his life this morning running from police over items shoplifted. I doubt what he stole was really anything that important.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 11:03:35 AM PST by Morgana
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To: WVNan; GeronL

Nan did you hear about this yet? I think its sad.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 11:05:13 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana
He lost his life this morning running from police over items shoplifted. I doubt what he stole was really anything that important.

They were important enough for him to risk his life. He shouldn't have stolen them. Also

Investigators say this man was a fugitive wanted on unrelated bank robbery charges

Career criminal. No loss at all to society.

3 posted on 12/06/2012 11:07:52 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Morgana

Whatever he stole, he thought they were worth his life.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 11:09:53 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: from occupied ga

I first heard this story on the radio an hour ago. At the time it was not reported he was a career criminal. Only heard he was driving up to 100 mph to get away from police. Now I know it was for more than stealing something stupid.

I still think it is sad.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 11:10:43 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana
I dunno ... I'm not a cop,

But if I was in pursuit of a shoplifter, (I THINK they probably knew the crime), and the speed was approaching or maintaining 100 mph ... somewhere in my head I'd be thinking, "someone's gonn'a die for a friggin' pair of Nike's ... and it ain't gonn'a be me"

.. and I THINK, I'd probably slowly lose the guy in traffic.

Sorry chief ... he was crazy good and got away.


That's what I think ... but I'm not a cop

6 posted on 12/06/2012 11:10:43 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're truePRIMO !!)
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To: Morgana

Hurricane, W. Va.—its nickname is probably the Windy City.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 11:12:45 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: knarf

I agree with you!! At that speed he could have run into someone else besides a parked semi.

The police have dashboard cameras. Those cameras can record a license plate. Run the number and hunt him down at home.

This was crazy.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 11:12:57 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Your worried about a low life thug and your tag line wants to eliminated mooselimbs? Go figure.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 11:21:48 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Morgana
I still think it is sad.

What is sad are all the injuries - physical and financial - people like him inflict on others during their lives. I can't mourn the loss of a career criminal. I have sympathy for the victims, not the criminal.

10 posted on 12/06/2012 11:27:00 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Morgana

He wasn’t running b/c of what he shoplifted this morning but for other crimes, or a whole accounting of those crimes. And the police weren’t just chasing him for shoplifting this morning but the whole accounting of the crimes he has and/or is suspected of committing.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 11:27:55 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Morgana

Why bother with the jaws of life. Haul the wreck to the local landfill and bury the mess.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 11:34:59 AM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the fish.)
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To: Morgana

Self-inflicted capital punishment.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 11:35:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Actually I’m worried about the people he could have killed in the process of this high speed chase. I do travel I-64 sometimes.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 11:36:20 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

In these cases, a license plate isn’t going to be adequate to charge someone.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 11:38:22 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Morgana

I hope the semi is ok!


16 posted on 12/06/2012 11:38:43 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Fiji Hill
Hurricane, W. Va.—its nickname is probably the Windy City.

The town itself is pronounced "Hurri-cun".
17 posted on 12/06/2012 11:50:41 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Morgana

In these cases, a license plate isn’t going to be adequate to charge someone.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 12:04:41 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Joe 6-pack
The chase reached 100 MPH in the eastbound lanes before the driver tried to exit the interstate and crashed into a semi parked at the Hurricane rest stop, according to Mayor Edwards.

It's not the 100 mph speed that'll get ya, it's that sudden stop at the end.....

19 posted on 12/06/2012 12:06:24 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Fiji Hill

I drive through there on my way up to Columbus, OH once or twice a year.
Usually drive as fast as I can between Charleston and US 35 exit.
There’s the sister chemical plant to the one in Bhopal, India along that stretch. The plant that spilled some chemical and killed hundreds,
Hurricane, St. Albans, Nitro, don’t know the exact location.
Keep the windows up and the AC on recirculate. (not that it would help in a real chem cloud.)
Spooks me.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 12:14:05 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Morgana

Robert Byrd Memorial Interstate and Toll Booths.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 12:15:20 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Fiji Hill
"Hurricane, W. Va.—its nickname is probably the Windy City."

Oddly enough, I have never heard a nickname applied to Hurricane. However this town is just down the road from Poca, WV whose high school sports teams are nicknamed the Dots.

22 posted on 12/06/2012 12:20:37 PM PST by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: Morgana

He wasn’t running because of the items he stole from the shop, he was a wanted fugitive over bank robberies. This only happened because we arrest bank robbers, the problem will go away when we make bank robbery legal.

//sarcasm

Yes, its sad. I also feel bad for the truck drivers who is mixed up in it through no fault of his own.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 12:33:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

There’s only one fatal crash I’m interested in.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 12:37:13 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Actually Hurricane is not too far from Tornado, WV.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 1:00:25 PM PST by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: morphing libertarian

Ideally, they’d drop the late senator’s name from the Interstate.

But keep it on the toll booths.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 1:49:16 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: buckalfa

Poca Dots. That’s cute. Like the UConn Huskies.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 1:50:55 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Erasmus

I’m surprised he didn’t get votes


28 posted on 12/06/2012 2:09:55 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Morgana
The police have dashboard cameras. Those cameras can record a license plate. Run the number and hunt him down at home.

That won't work if the suspect is driving a stolen vehicle.

29 posted on 12/06/2012 3:37:03 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: knarf
I was stopped at a red light one day when a high speed police chase went past me in the next lane. It scared the hell outta me. A few miles down the road, I came upon the wreck and about 20 blue lights. As I made my way slowly through the scene, I rolled my window down and asked one of the LEOs doing traffic control what they were chasing him over?

DUI.

30 posted on 12/06/2012 5:16:47 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Morgana

Thank you for the alert Morgana. I’m sorry for being so late to respond. I had not heard this because I’ve been tied up since Wed. with cataract surgery that took me to Columbus Thurs and Friday and recovery is still taking place. Going to work today but would rather stay home. Oh well. It’s too bad that people try to run from police. They should know by now they can’t get away.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 4:43:07 AM PST by WVNan
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