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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says it all started with a Vice/Narcotics Unit operation near the New Hanover-Pender County line and headed down Market Street and on to MLK Parkway. Brewer says officers in marked cars from multiple agencies had the intersection of MLK at N. Kerr Ave. blocked when a driver unrelated to the chase failed to stop for the blue lights and sirens and hit a New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy’s car.

There’s no word on any injuries, but part of MLK was blocked for a time as crews cleared the scene.

Brewer says the car being chased somehow managed to get over a fence and land in the backyard of a home on Barclay Hills Drive. Investigators are looking for two black males. Brewer says one has dreadlocks and was wearing khaki pants and a white shirt. The other was wearing a jersey with the number 36 on it.

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