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Man fleeing from police causes car crash in Jackson County

FHP: Patrol car crash at intersection of Victory Garden Drive, Apalachee Parkway
Posted at 8:13 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 15:13:22-05

JACKSON COUNTY , Fla. (WTXL) – A man is facing charges after he  attempted to flee from officers and subsequently caused a car crash that sent both himself and other driver to the hospital.

According to a press release, the crash occurred on State Road 77 at Tri County Road at 1:20 p.m.

Troopers say a man driving a Chevy Silverado was attempting to flee from Chipley police officer lost control of his car and crashed into a Nissan Murano.

The Chevy then overturned and the Nissan spun around, landing on the side of the road.

Documents say both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Chevy, 38-year-old Joseph Weeks, was charged with reckless driving with personal injury, property damage and fleeing attempt to elude LEO.