CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State police are looking for a couple who escaped after crashing their SUV on a twisting South Hills road.
State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said Sgt. L.G. O'Bryan of the South Charleston detachment saw a silver 2002 Buick SUV with Delaware license plates speeding north on Corridor G just past the Davis Creek exit at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday and took up chase. Baylous said O'Bryan abandoned the chase after a short while because the driver was driving recklessly and O'Bryan feared for the safety of other drivers.
The driver of the SUV then turned onto Lucado Road. The vehicle crashed a short time later on Huber and Rosewood roads, apparently while trying to negotiate the narrow, twisting streets. A Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher said the vehicle ended up on its side.
Baylous said O'Bryan responded to the accident a short time later and found the same vehicle he had been chasing. Witnesses said a black man and a black woman were seen running away from the vehicle.
The investigation continues.
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