Injuries reported after police chase, crash near Stokesdale

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — One person was arrested and two were hospitalized after a crash following a police chase that began in Rockingham County and ended near Stokesdale.

State Highway Patrol troopers began pursuit of a red Dodge Neon traveling southbound on U.S. 220 in Rockingham County at 3:48 p.m.

The chase continued onto N.C. 68. Trooper S.S. Lynch said the Neon was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

At the split of N.C. 68 and N.C. 65, the Neon attempted to pass a white Chevrolet truck on the right hand side and collided with it. Both vehicles left the roadway and overturned.

The driver of the Neon was identified as Dequese Deshawn Long, 22, of Winston-Salem. He was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $25,000 bond. He also faces a number of misdemeanor charges from the incident and warrants are out for his arrest from Forsyth County for other misdemeanor charges.

The driver of the Chevrolet truck, 48-year-old Edward James Walker, of Kernersville, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The passenger in the Neon, 26-year-old Deshanda Harris, of Winston-Salem, was also transported to Baptist.

Walker was treated and released. Harris’ condition is unknown.

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