Woman dead following a police chase in Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A woman is dead after she refused to stop when an officer tried to pull her over.
The pursuit started on Wednesday afternoon at 4:45 on I-40 near Bryan Boulevard.
Greensboro Police say Corporal J.L Barber was driving in front of a black Cadillac and was going 51 mph in a 60 mph zone.
The driver of the Cadillac refused to pass Cpl. Barber.
Greensboro Chief Ken Miller says this type of driving raises suspicion, “clear indication of evasive maneuvers that are indicators of drug trafficking often times on the highway. It’s something we see and something we train for,” explains Chief Miller.
Once Cpl. Barber was able to get behind the driver he turned his lights on and tried to pull her over.
The driver took off and didn’t stop.
Greensboro Police say she sped through three red lighted intersections.
Chief Miller says the pursuit was caught the patrol car’s dash cam.
“In the video you can tell that she is moving at a high rate of speed. She didn’t let up from the time she crossed the High Point intersection,” says Chief Miller.
The driver ran into a few mailboxes and trees before flipping and landing on its roof on Pinecroft Road.
Police don’t know exactly how fast the driver was going but they know the driver had a suspended license.
“I hate to see something like that happen. You try to outrun a cop and you lost your life,” says Michael Waller, who lives a block away from the accident.
Police haven’t released the victim’s name.
Chief Miller believes the victim is in her 20′s.
Investigators are working to get a search warrant to determine if there were drugs inside the vehicle.