Female falls from car, struck by second vehicle during high spee - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Female falls from car, struck by second vehicle during high speed chase, officials say

Posted: Updated:
Willy Wright (Mecklenburg County Jail) Willy Wright (Mecklenburg County Jail)

A car chase in Charlotte ended with two people being taken to the hospital, according to officials.

The chase started Tuesday afternoon around 3:54 p.m. when a Trooper with the NC Highway Patrol spotted a car going 95 miles per hour on Interstate 85 near Little Rock Road.

Police say the 2010 Mazda 3, which was being driven by a man later identified as 27-year-old Willie Cordelle Wright, was stolen out of Charlotte.

Wright is charged with felony speeding to elude, hit and run causing serious injury, possession of a stolen car, speeding and several misdemeanor charges, according to court records.

During the chase, officials say, Wright slowed down to about 25 miles per hour on the shoulder and a female passenger fell out of the vehicle, then kept going.

That passenger was then struck by another car. She was taken by medics to Carolinas Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition.

Wright eventually got off of I-85 and onto Brookshire Boulevard. Officials told WBTV Wright was going 110 mph.

Wright then wrecked his vehicle on the 6000 block of Brookshire Boulevard, and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

He was then transferred to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.


Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow