High Speed Putnam Co. Crash Ends In Man’s Death< < Back to
A man is dead following a wreck during a high-speed police chase in Putnam County.
The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards tells media outlets that the victim was suspected of taking items from a store in Hurricane.
Hurricane police saw the man and pursued him onto I-64.
Edwards says the vehicles' speeds reached 100 miles per hour. The man's car turned sideways and hit the back of a parked tractor-trailer as he apparently tried to enter a rest stop.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.