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Two dead after fatal police pursue in Orange County

Two dead after fatal police pursue in Orange County

Posted February 16, two thousand fourteen

Efland, N.C. – Two people died early Sunday after their car crashed during a police pursue that began in Mebane and ended in Orange County.

Mebane police said an officer attempted stopping the two thousand five Nissan Altima on suspicion of impaired driving shortly before 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. Highway seventy and Buckhorn Road.

The driver, however, did not pull over and led police on a pursuit that lasted several miles.

Officers lost look of the car near U.S. Seventy and Forrest Avenue in Efland and later found it at U.S. Seventy and Interstate eighty five Business, where it had slammed into a guard rail.

Three people were pinned inwards.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the driver, Michael Walker Jr., 20, of Hillsborough, and Jazzman Jacobs, 28, of Mebane, died at the scene.

Emergency crews took a teenager who was in a back seat to Duke University Medical Center with injuries that did not emerge to be life-threatening.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck. The officers involved in the pursuit are on administrative duty, which is standard protocol.

“One can never predict the outcome in these situations,” Mebane police said in a statement. “We do know, however, that loss of life is never the intent. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in this incident.”

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident to call 919-563-9031.


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Tim Dean Feb 20, two thousand fourteen

Should have “STOPPED”

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  • williamraleigh Feb 20, two thousand fourteen

    The police should have backed off the pursuit. How is this not murder? If they just would have not chased them these two youthful souls would still be alive.. Shame on the police. The blood is on your mitts.

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  • dwr1964 Feb 17, two thousand fourteen

    JAKOFALLTRADES. You hit the ravage on the head. It has mostly to do with the fact that all of the people, believe they should have all things their way, all of the time. The issue is, the way they always want things, switches permanently, so that there is no possible way to figure out exactly what it is that they do want, at that particular time. The only ensure is that no matter how much you attempt to please them, they will want exactly opposite, of what you provide. To put it in ordinary terms, you give them blue, but they want crimson. You give them crimson and they want blue. Either way, they always WANT, but claim they never get.

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  • JAKOFALLTRADES Feb 17, two thousand fourteen

    not telling that the operator and passenger deserved their outcome, but yall go take a look at their criminal history! It seems that the driver also had a suspended license and the passenger has been convicted before for running from the police. I wonder if the driver was coerced into doing the same.

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  • JAKOFALLTRADES Feb 17, two thousand fourteen

    Let’s se, If the officer did not pursue a suspected toasted driver, who obviously overlooks the blue lights and sirens and this suspect crashes into an virginal family and the family gets killed. Then the officer is raked over the coals for not stopping the person. Now the officer gives pursue to a suspected buzzed driver who put himself along with his passengers in grave danger, but the officer loses look of the suspect vehicle and the vehicle still does not slow down and proceeds on with disregard to public safety and crashes killing two of the people in the car and some of you still want to bash the police!! There are no words to describe. Some of these people rise and sleep under the very blanket of freedom the police provide and then question the manner in which they provide it. You should just say thank you and go about your way or I suggest you take an oath and wear a badge.

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