NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in a crash on Interstate 24 early Thursday morning.
Officers in the North precinct were on the lookout for a Black Kia sedan taken in a carjacking Wednesday night.
Hermitage precinct officers spotted the vehicle before it moved into the South precinct sector, where officers a vehicle matching the Kia’s description near I-24 and Bell Road.
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Metro police reported before officers could initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle sped away down I-24 toward downtown Nashville.
Officers followed as the Kia reached speeds of up to 130 mph until it crashed near the I-24 West/I-440 split, according to Metro police.
After the crash, the driver reportedly ran from the vehicle across eight lanes of traffic to the eastbound side of I-24 and disappeared into the woods.
A large bag of marijuana, a 9mm pistol and a fully loaded extended magazine were reportedly recovered from the abandoned Kia.
No additional information was released.