By Jamel Major - bio | email
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A police chase that started in DeSoto County met a fiery end late Wednesday morning near Riverdale and Shelby Drive in Memphis.
Just after 9:30 a.m., officials said, Southaven police were notified by the Memphis Police Department about a truck stolen from Alabama that had been located by GPS near Goodman Road and Getwell in Southaven.
When police attempted to pull over the truck, its driver sped away, nearly running over an officer.
Officers chased the truck, eventually into Memphis, then back into Olive Branch, before it crashed at Riverdale and Shelby Drive in Memphis.
During the chase, stop sticks were deployed more than once as officers attempted to stop the vehicle. When the truck eventually crashed into a tractor trailer, all four tired had been flattened.