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High-Speed Chase in Springfield Ends with Crash, Suspect Hit by Car

Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies engaged in a high-speed chase through the city over the weekend that ended with the suspect in critical condition after being hit by another car.

Reports say officers attempted to stop 39-year-old Lonnie Mackie under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated when he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase.

The chase began along Kansas Expressway, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

The pursuit ended when Mackie turned onto James River Freeway and crashed at the intersection of Scenic Avenue.

Following the crash, officers say he got out of the vehicle and began to flee on foot along the freeway. While on foot, Mackie was hit by another vehicle.

First responders transported Mackie to Cox Hospital in Springfield, where they say he is suffering from serious injuries, including a brain bleed.

No charges have been filed yet, but prosecutors say they are considering several charges, including resisting arrest and DWI charges.