Lowndes, GA (December 12, 2018) – Yesterday, the Lowndes County dispatch sent out a lookout for a stolen vehicle, which ended up going on a high-speed chase over four counties before a crash took place.
An officer was on patrol on Highway 129 when he spotted a vehicle that matched a stolen truck description that was given. A traffic stop was initiated but the truck driver failed to stop for police. Police chased after the suspect, Leon Shank, and tried to pull him over three different times, but were unsuccessful.
A civilian in a truck tried to stop the vehicle but Shank struck the truck and ran over a traffic sign as he kept driving east. For several miles, he continued head-on into traffic and attempted to cross back into the right lanes, which caused him to strike a deputy’s vehicle at over 100 mph.
Deputies were then sent out in the area to stop Shank. More deputy’s vehicles were struck and then Shank ran into the back of a parked semi-truck, which caused the suspect to total his vehicle.
Several people were injured in the accident. At this time, police continue their investigation into the incident.
We would like to extend our sympathies to those involved in this accident with the hopes that they will receive a successful recovery.
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