Mt. Juliet pursuit of stolen car ends in Antioch crash; Driver at large

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ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A multi-county pursuit of a stolen truck ended in a head-on crash that left a woman critically injured Saturday night in Antioch.

It began when Mt. Juliet’s Police received a call about a female running away from Providence Target with a lot of merchandise around 7:30 p.m.

She was seen jumping into the passenger side of a truck, which police learned was stolen from Robertson County earlier in the day.

After spotting the stolen struck on South Mt. Juliet Road near Providence Parkway, an officer attempted to stop it.

The driver did not stop and attempted to recklessly evade the officer at a high rate of speed as the chase ensued.

Mt. Juliet police reported the driver crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a car head-on near the intersection of Hobson Pike and Smith Springs Parkway.

The stolen truck driver ran away from the crash scene, leaving an injured adult female passenger behind. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car was also taken to Vanderbilt where he is in critical condition.

Metro police were called to the scene and assisted in the search of the missing driver, who has not been located.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene, and will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Mt. Juliet Police officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stolen truck and potential theft incident at Target.

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