OHP searches for high-speed chase suspect

Posted at 6:31 AM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 09:22:50-04

TULSA – Troopers are searching for the driver involved in a chase that hit speeds up to 80 mph Thursday morning.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle near Gilcrease Museum Road and when the driver, 18-year-old Jacob Crain, refused to pull over, a chase ensued.

OHP says the driver took the troopers through Sand Springs and through northwest Tulsa. The chase ended no 57th W. Avenue northbound about a mile north of Edison when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle crashed into a wooded area and the driver and passenger ran from the car.

Tulsa police were called to the scene and a K-9 officer was used to track a passenger, 38-year-old Melinda Overton, in the vehicle. The passenger, a female, was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. 

Currently, OHP says, they are still searching for Crain. 

OHP says the vehicle used in the chased was confirmed as stolen

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