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Troopers: Tallahassee woman arrested after crashing into tree with stolen car

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 17:10:21-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A repeated traffic offender is back behind bars after authorities say she sped down Woodville Highway in a stolen car before crashing the car into a tree.

According to court documents, Florida Highway Patrol troopers observed a Ford Crown Victoria traveling on Woodville Highway on Saturday evening.

Troopers say the car was driving 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. The Ford also matched the description of a car that was reported stolen through the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

As the car was speeding down the Highway, troopers say it ran off the road and hit a tree. After the crash, troopers were able to stop behind the car and confirm that it was stolen.

Documents say there was a large amount of damage to the car and it was partially rolled over.

Troopers identified the driver as 29-year-old Sarah Crosby. Fortunately, she was the only person inside the vehicle during the crash and no one else was hurt.

After confirming the car had been stolen, Crosby was placed in handcuffs until EMS arrived on the scene. In addition, troopers also confirmed that Crosby was the suspect in the stolen vehicle case with LCSO.

Documents say two people that witnessed the crash said that Crosby almost hit their vehicle before swerving in the southbound lane and crashing into the tree. They also told troopers that Crosby was ejected from her car during the accident.

Troopers say the stolen car was totaled due to the damage caused during the crash.

Based on the evidence, Crosby was arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. She is being charged with reckless driving in addition to her prior charges.

Court documents also note that Crosby's drivers license has been suspended since 2015 and she is currently under two habitual traffic offender notices. Crosby has had six prior convictions for driving while her license is suspended and she is also on probation for grand theft of a motor vehicle.