The skid marks on the road mixed with the impact upon the other vehicle gave investigators a measurement to determine the woman was travelling at, was an astonishing 106 miles per hour.
Prior to the accident, a trooper who was parked on the highway spotted the woman erratically changing lanes and increasing her speed. It was around 12:30 p.m, when the officer turned his lights on and began to follow the woman in an attempt to pull her over.
The defendant saw the lights, then “pushed the pedal to the metal,” and got her car up over 100 mph. Before the officer was able to reach her vehicle, the defendant collided with another vehicle.
The 18-year-old defendant went uninjured, but was cited for speeding and reckless driving.
The driver of the impacted car did not suffer any serious injuries, but complained of chest pains, and was treated by Paramedics on scene.
The accident closed down the southbound lane of I-77 for almost an hour.
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