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High-speed chase ends on I-95
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SPRINGFIELD -- A high-speed chase after a late-night traffic stop ended on I-95 with the apprehension of three suspects. Just after 3 a.m. Friday, an Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a black Honda Civic on Midland Road in the Pineora area. The deputy believed the driver was a possible wanted person. The deputy made contact with three people inside the Honda. Two of them had active warrants against them. The Honda fled the scene while the deputy was confirming their information. The vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic. At Midland and Blue Jay roads, the vehicle passed through a 35 mph zone at 106 mph. The driver attempted to ram the deputy's car numerous times. The deputy utlized a PIT manuever to successfully end the chase on I-95 at mile marker 107. The driver and front-seat passenger were transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. The backseat passenger was transported to a hospital and is listed in critical condition. The Georgia State Patrol is assuming the investigation.