Police chase ends in crash in Mebane; suspect identified

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MEBANE, N.C. -- A police chase ended in a crash in Mebane Wednesday night, according to a press release.

While sitting at the intersection of West Center Street and Woodlawn Road around 9:30 p.m., an officer noticed a Chevrolet Cobalt speed by.

After it sped by, the officer got behind the vehicle and ran its plate, realizing it belonged to a suspect related to an earlier home invasion.

The officer then attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Wilba Road off of West Center Street. Once the vehicle failed to stop, a pursuit began.

After a brief chase, officers drove through the intersection of Fifth Street and Mebane Oaks Road, where they discovered Ricky Lee Porter Jr.'s vehicle had run off the roadway and hit a tree in front of 962 S. Fifth Street.

As officers approached the vehicle, they located the suspect pinned in the rear of the Cobalt. The suspect was removed and airlifted to Duke University Medical Center.

Porter is listed in stable condition and the investigation is ongoing.

Video provided to FOX8 shows the intense moment following the wreck.