Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Crash Following Camden County High-Speed Chase

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A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office sustained minor injuries after an almost 30-minute Camden County high-speed chase early on the morning of January 6.

The chase began in McIntosh County, Georgia where a police officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was going over 120 miles per hour on Interstate 95 after 3 a.m.

Not only did the driver fail to stop but he turned off his headlights and increased his speed to 150 mph. The vehicle also did not stop when stop sticks were deployed on I95 in Glynn County

Half an hour after the chase began, a deputy deployed a pit maneuver just before mile marker 1 in Camden County.

According to police, initial investigations showed that the vehicle bounced off a guardrail and struck the deputy’s vehicle, causing it to flip multiple times.

A broken-down, unoccupied vehicle was also hit and it burst into flames.

The deputy was taken to Shands Hospital with a fractured knee and other minor injuries while the driver of the vehicle that led the chase was uninjured.       

The driver was later identified by police as 35-year-old Olorsor Larose. He was arrested, taken to hospital, and booked into Camden County Jail.

The Georgia State Patrol said Larose had been reported missing from Pennsylvania. According to the missing person’s report, he may have been mentally unstable and at risk of committing suicide.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police said the only illegal thing Larose did was to drive recklessly and he had no other reason to evade officers. 

Larose is facing two felonies in Camden County including aggravated assault and being a fugitive from justice. He is also charged with three misdemeanors including fleeing police, speeding, and reckless driving.

He is expected to be moved to McIntosh County Jail and face more charges in relation to the Camden County high-speed chase.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident attorney can assist you in building a case.

Source: https://www.news4jax.com/traffic/2021/01/07/georgia-officer-injured-in-crash-after-high-speed-chase-spanning-3-counties/

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