Christmas Eve Rollover Crash Triggers Brief Manhunt After Speeding Driver Flees

Rollover Crash Triggers Brief Manhunt After Speeding Driver Flees Christmas Eve

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SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A rollover crash in Springfield triggered a brief three agency manhunt after a local man failed to stop for speeding, crashed his vehicle and then fled on foot Christmas Eve.

The incident began just after 10:30 pm Christmas Eve when authorities spotted a speeding vehicle heading into Springfield on HWY 41.  According to officials, the driver failed to stop.  After leading authorities on a brief chase, the pursuit was terminated. Moments later the vehicle crashed.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Bill Jones Industrial Dr. and Elder Dr. MAP After the driver lost control, the vehicle left the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment landing at the bottom of a small ravine.

Somehow the driver (now identified as Jose A. Euyoque Jr., 36, of Springfield) escaped the violent crash without serious injuries and fled the scene on foot to a home on Phillip Dr. located some 500 feet from the crash. MAP The Tennesee Highway Patrol, the Springfield Police Department, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office all began a brief manhunt.

As detectives followed the driver’s trail to Phillip Dr, citizens and a 911 call led them to a home where Euyoque was located and taken into custody. The 911 caller stated that a Hispanic male had entered their residence on Phillip Dr and asked them not to alert the authorities. Officials at the scene told Smokey Barn News that Euyoque knew people at the home.

At the crash site, the vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche, was wedged tight between several large boulders at the bottom of the ravine. With a little ingenuity, Payne Chevrolet Towing was able to extract the vehicle.

Euyoque was transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield. Officials at the scene told Smokey Barn News that Euyoque had active warrants. A search of the vehicle netted two guns.

CHARGES:

Euyoque has been Charged with Felony Evading by Vehicle, DUI 2nd, Simple Possession of Schedule VI, Possession of a Handgun While Intoxicated, Criminal Trespass, Speeding, Roadways Laned for Travel, Assault Domestic, and Failure To Appear. His bond has been set at $37,000.

The Tennesee Highway Patrol, the Springfield Police Department, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, the Springfield Fire Department, Robertson County EMS, and Payne Chevrolet Towing all responded to the scene.

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