Chase ends in crash on Highway 111

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The 2010 Chrysler Sebring driven by Jamila C. King ended up on its top after a chase into Overton County.

A chase that continued from Clay County into Overton County ended with a car flipping on Highway 111 on Friday, June 26.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary incident description, a 2010 Chrysler Sebring was traveling south on Highway 111 around 4:21 p.m. Friday as it was being pursued by Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Overton County Sheriff’s Department, and Livingston Police Department.

The driver, identified as Jamila C. King, 43, of Muskegon, MI, “ lost control, left the roadway on the left side, traveled over a paved cross-over, which caused the vehicle to go airborne, land in the grass median, and travel part of the way onto the shoulder of Highway 111 north.”

The driver overcorrected the vehicle to the right, and traveled across a ditch, causing it to overturn onto its top on Highway 111 south.

King, who was wearing a seatbelt, was injured in the crash. Charges are pending against King.

The incident was investigated by Trooper Neil A. Matthews.