High-speed chase ends with multi-vehicle crash on Washington Road
EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A high-speed chase ended in a multiple-vehicle crash at Washington and Belair Roads that shut down the intersection Tuesday morning.
Around 10:30 a.m., a Georgia State Patrol trooper tried to stop a rental truck that was involved in a hit-and-run, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The driver was identified as Mellisa Hall. She was found in possession of methamphetamine and was driving under the influence, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Hall failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued, authorities said. She ran multiple lights and drove on the wrong side of the road while traveling westbound on Washington Road, according to officials.
The rental truck crashed on Washington Road at Belair, striking six vehicles. Three of the drivers were transported to Augusta University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Hall will be transported to the Columbia County Detention Center when she is released from the hospital.
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COLUMBIA COUNTY: Crews were on the scene of Washington Road at Faircloth Drive on Tuesday repairing a sinkhole in the westbound lane, Columbia County traffic officials said. At least one lane will remain closed Wednesday. They also say whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; watch for advanced warning signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected.
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