High Speed Chase Ends in Crash

By Ben Wolf
Monday, October 2, 2006

Police say a 15-year-old stole a truck near Highway 84 in Quitman.

Authorities noticed the truck and followed the suspect to Lowndes County through downtown Valdosta. The chase reached speeds of 105 miles per hour.

The Georgia State Patrol used what's known as a pit maneuver to stop the vehicle.

"It certainly makes me concerned as a citizen. We hear more and more of it everyday. As a matter of fact, there's hardly a day goes by that we don't have some kind of a high speed chase through our town. I'm concerned about it," said Valdosta resident George Pett.

A Georgia State Patrol official says the 15-year-old was not hurt in the accident.