Multi-county high speed chase ends in Wilmington crash


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man is charged after being involved in a four-car crash on North College Road and Ringo Drive shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

The Wilmington Police Department says Leland resident Jamie Joseph Skazenski, 45, was fleeing from a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy.

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The chase moved from I-140 and then into the Wilmington city limits.

Wilmington PD said the pursuit ended on N. College Road when both cars crashed. A total of four cars were involved in the collision.

The suspect and another driver were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Skazenski’s injuries are believed to be serious.

He is charged with hit and run and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The deputy and a fourth driver were not injured.

Traffic was tied up for more than four hours.