Deadly High Speed Chase On Interstate 40

Posted on: 4:35 pm, December 8, 2013, by , updated on: 07:52am, December 9, 2013

A high-speed car chase on Interstate 40 ended with a wanted fugitive from Alabama dead on Sunday (Dec. 8).

The release states that the man was wanted in an Alabama homicide investigation.

An Arkansas State Police trooper initiated a traffic stop at 12:50 p.m. near Clarksville after identifying a vehicle that matched a description associated with the fugitive, according to a news release.

A woman fled on foot from the car and the fugitive took the driver’s side and drove off westbound. A high-speed chase ensued covering two counties and spike strips were deployed at mile marker 12, towards Alma, according to the release.

After the chase, a trooper approached the stopped car and found the driver dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to the release.

The identity of the fugitive and woman have not been released. The woman is in custody in Franklin County.

8 comments

  • bobreal says:

    I heard the chase on a scanner.
    I was hoping to SEE some coverage.
    TO BUSY SHOWING Wx RELAIDED STORIES..

  • bobreal says:

    Suprised You didn’t tell the Viewers he got up to 100mph… LOL

  • Bob Gnarly says:

    This type of driving is reserved only for Arkansas state senators…….

  • Irma Rowland says:

    why do people come here to complain about the news? if you don’t like the news on 5 go to another channel.

  • Christa says:

    Thank you Irma Rowland…totally agree!!

  • Megian Carter says:

    None of this is funny Conseidering this was my uncle Scott Carter!!

  • Amy Beckham says:

    I had just entered onto the interstate when I saw the officer pull the spike from his vehicle…I was wondering what was going on. I had my young daughters with me so it was a bit scary not knowing what was behind me! I hurried along to VB exit, with cops flying on other side of interstate. I thank Hod we missed this tragedy. Never know what could have happened had I been a minute later! It’s a tragedy none the less but he put a lot of innocent people at risk!! I feel sorry for no one who doesn’t value another’s life. Rip!

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