Man injured in high speed chase early Sunday morning

From staff reports

LOCK HAVEN — A 22-year-old Estill, South Carolina man was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after crashing his vehicle during a high speed chase early Sunday morning.

Jacob G. Boyles, was traveling on North Jones Street in the city at 2 a.m. when he turned onto North Fourth Street and accelerated to a high rate of speed, state police at Lamar said.

A state police officer followed Boyles’ 2006 Yamaha V-Star, turning on his emergency equipment when he traveled through another stop sign where the road intersects with Spring Street, police said.

Boyles continued to travel at a high speed through posted stop signs where the roadway intersects with West Church, West Main and Water streets, police said.

Boyles vehicle continued through the T-intersection with Water Street where it traveled over the curb into a grassy area and struck a bolted down metal park bench, completely destroying it and causing major damage to the vehicle, police said.

Boyles suffered serious injuries and was transported to Geisinger Medical Center by Life-Flight, police said.

Multiple state troopers assisted at the scene as well as Lock Haven Fire Department and EMS, the Lock Haven Police Department and the Lock Haven University Police Department, police said.

The incident is under investigation, police said.


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