18-year-old seriously injured after high-speed chase, crash in Jamestown

 

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is in serious condition after troopers say he led a sheriff’s deputy on a high speed chase that ended in a crash in Jamestown early Friday morning.

Investigators say the man lost control and crashed while traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph.

The chase ensued when deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Business 85 around 1:44 a.m. after they observed the man driving in a careless and reckless manner and speeding.

The driver, identified as Jordan James Burchett of Thomasville, would not stop and fled west on Guilford College Road at a speed that exceeded 100 mph, according to officials.

A Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy pursued Burchett for about 50 seconds before the chase ended in a wreck.

Burchett took a curve too fast, lost control at an intersection, collided with the “Welcome to Jamestown” brick sign and overturned, troopers say.

Troopers say Burchett was partially ejected through the windshield. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Burchett was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he is in critical condition with extensive head injuries.

The deputy was not injured and there was no damage to the his vehicle.

Troopers have charged Burchett with felony speeding to elude. Other charges are pending.

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