Driver injured in crash after high-speed chase


Leader Staff

A high-speed chase through the city of Shawano on Wednesday afternoon led to a rollover crash north of the city and pending charges against a 27-year-old man who was injured in the crash.

A state trooper shortly before 4 p.m. tried to pull over a vehicle for an equipment violation, the State Patrol said in a news release.

The driver sped off, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph along state Highway 29, before turning off onto state Highway 55.

The pursuit continued through the city until the vehicle rolled over at Highway 55 and Old Keshena Road.

The driver sustained injuries that were not life threatening and was taken to Theda Clark, according to the state patrol.

Charges, which could include fleeing and drug possession, according to the state patrol, were expected to be filed early next week.

Assisting agencies included the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, Shawano police and Shawano Ambulance.