Truck Goes Airborne After Hitting A Police Spike Strip At 115 MPH While Running From The Cops

This literally looks like something out of a Blues Brothers movie. Except it’s real-life, extremely dangerous, and put multiple innocent lives at risk.

After a high-speed chase in Webster Parish, Louisiana, a Toyota Tacoma believed to be stolen by an 18-year-old prisoner on work release launched into the air after hitting spike strips. via KSLA:

Kevonte Dekorey Austin, 18, an escaped work-release participant, was taken into custody.

Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton said the events began to unfold when a deputy pulled over the driver of a Toyota Tacoma speeding on U.S. Highway 371.

As the deputy spoke with the driver outside the pickup, the truck’s passenger slid into the driver’s seat and sped off.

Sheriff’s deputies chased Austin at speeds reaching 115 miles per hour. The chase took deputies to Springhill before heading south on Hwy. 371.

Austin lost control of the Tacoma when it hit spike strips deputies had set out at Hwy. 371 at U.S. Highway 80 north of Dixie Inn.

The pickup went airborne and landed on a Toyota Corolla parked at a restaurant.

Barbara Harlon was in that car and escaped unhurt by climbing out a passenger door.

Pretty good way to not pass go and not collect $200. Have fun with the added time, dude.

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