Police Involved in High Speed Chase Through Three Counties

By: Ashley Rittenhouse Email
By: Ashley Rittenhouse Email

A man leads police on a high speed chase from Marietta to Ripley.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says it all started around 1:15 this morning in Marietta when the Ohio State Highway Patrol tried to pull over a Chevy S10 for speeding.

The truck took off into Wood County, getting onto I-77 South and reaching speeds well over a hundred miles per hour.

From there, Wood County Sheriff's Deputies chased the truck on the interstate into Jackson County.

Then the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Ripley Police Department joined in the chase.

Spike strips were placed near the 138 mile marker, but the truck didn't make it that far.

The driver crashed near the 140 mile marker around 2 a.m., after trying to pass a tractor trailer in the median and losing control - flipping over.

Authorities say the driver - Chance Seymour, of Belmont, Ohio - was transported to Jackson General Hospital with minor injuries.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says he will be charged with felony fleeing in Jackson County and he faces charges in Washington and Wood Counties, as well.

The driver's motive for fleeing isn't clear at this point, but police say he was not intoxicated.

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