Surveillance video shows chase, crash involving highway patrol near Mount Airy

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MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Video from a surveillance camera near Mount Airy shows the end of a chase involving at least two highway patrol cars -- and a resulting crash.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon just east of Mount Airy on Hwy. 89 (Westfield Road) between Poteat and Blue Hollow roads.

A trooper tried to pull over the driver -- Wyndam Thornton of Galax, Virginia -- for not wearing a seatbelt.

Thornton did not stop and after about 18 minutes, troopers use a pit maneuver to stop the driver.

Thornton was wanted on several warrants in North Carolina and Virginia.

The video was recorded at Moore's General Store.


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