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Fatal High Speed Chase

One man died during a high speed chase involving sheriff's deputies.

Authorities say that earlier Friday afternoon, Henry County Sheriff's deputies were surveiling a man suspected of having drugs.

When that man got in his car and drove away, authorities began their pursuit going north on Highway 95, and at some point they say the suspect through a bag of drugs out of the car.

The chase continued, but eventually the suspect began swerving in and out of oncoming traffic and began driving over the center lanes until he crashed into a pick-up truck carrying a boat behind it.

The suspect died as a result, and the family inside the pick-up was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

It is still unclear what kinds of injuries were sustained by the members of that family, not known whether they are in serious or critical condition.

According to authorities both of the vehicles involved in the crash were pretty banged up and this is just another reminder of just how dangerous a high speed chase can be.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the family members involved in neither the crash nor the suspect who died.

But we will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments on News 4 this weekend.


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