Suspect evades troopers in high-speed chase that began in Knox County


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Multiple crews responded to reports of a high-speed chase from West Knox County to Hamblen County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, troopers attempted to stop a vehicle on I-40 in Knox County around 4:30 p.m. Thursday for a traffic violation.

The driver failed to pull over and the pursuit extended into Hamblen County.

Troopers lost sight of the fleeing vehicle and discontinued the pursuit.

THP says it and other agencies are still looking for the vehicle. This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WATE 6 Storm Weather School

Living East Tennessee

Daddy Mac's Down Home Dive opens in Farragut

Jimmy Charles 'Hard way to go'

Music Makers: Jimmy Charles

Four steps to an argument-free home

CJ's Tacos take taco night to the next level

Wolfstock Country Music Festival coming in August

Find your career at Delconca USA

TOSHA: Workplace injury leads to death at Grainger Co. meat packing plant

PET OF THE WEEK: Jughead the kitten

DEALS & STEALS: Shop Farragut shares what's happening this weekend