Man fleeing police charged with murder after crash kills city worker

Chesapeake city employee is dead and two others are injured following a police pursuit

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- A Chesapeake city employee is dead and two others are injured following a police pursuit

Investigators say around 12:30 p.m Tuesday, an officer attempted to pull over a Nissan Sentra for a traffic violation, when the driver refused to stop.

The officer followed the Nissan to the intersection of Johnstown Road and Arthur's Court, where the suspect, 27-year-old Courtney Horan of Norfolk, tried to pass a vehicle in front of them. 

Police say Horan struck the rear end of another vehicle and lost control of the car, steering into oncoming traffic and colliding with a City of Chesapeake Waste Management truck. Both vehicles ended up in a deep ditch. 

The driver of the waste management truck, 51-year-old George Harris, was taken to the hospital where he later died. 

Horan has been charged with 2nd degree murder. Police say he also has a warrant out of Pennsylvania for larceny.

Horan and the passenger of his vehicle remain in the hospital, recovering from their injuries.

 

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