Crash on King Street Involves Appalachian State University Student


April 01, 2019

WATAUGA COUNTY, NC – According to an online news report at theappalacianonline.com, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high speed chase that ended with a crash at the intersection of King and Hardin Streets. 

The pursuit entered the city limits.  The crash happened soon thereafter. The suspect crashed right at the intersection of King and Hardin Streets and involved three vehicles. No one was injured, stated the captain of the Boone Police.

It appears that the chase had initiated in Tennessee and then crossed the border into Watauga County, North Carolina.

An Appalachian State University student was in his vehicle about to make a right turn when the suspect drifted across the intersection, slammed into the Jeep in front of him, started ricocheting off of the Jeep and went off of the roadway.  

“I just kind of saw it coming, so I just tried to brace as hard as I could for impact,” the Appalachian State University student said. “Luckily it wasn’t too bad, but my airbags deployed.”

The student notes that he was not injured however, his car will need to be repaired, although it is driveable.

The suspect has a number of charges pending against him with the sheriff’s department and local police for causing the accident.  

Police note that they used stop sticks to get the suspect to halt, but the suspect avoided them during the chase.  

“Thankfully only property damage was reported and was limited to privately owned vehicles,” Boone Police wrote in the Facebook post. “No civilians or officers were injured and the suspect is in custody.”

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by local police.

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Source:https://theappalachianonline.com/2019/03/20/app-state-student-hit-in-car-chase-that-ended-in-crash-on-king-street/

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