High Speed Pursuit On I-10 Sends Three To Hospital
A high-speed pursuit with speeds reaching well over 100 mph ended in a six-vehicle crash that sent three people to the hospital. The incident began in Westlake when officers tried to stop a vehicle driven by 24-year-old James Christin Anderson. Officers clocked Anderson traveling at 92 mph in a 60 mph zone.
Anderson refused to obey officers instructions to pull over and continued to travel over the Calcasieu River Bridge into the city of Lake Charles. It is estimated that Anderson's speed was over 120 mph during this portion of the pursuit.
The chase came to an end when Anderson's vehicle took the Shattuck Street exit off of I-10 and then sped through the intersection of Fruge Street and U.S. Highway 171. It was at that intersection that Anderson's vehicle crashed into several other vehicles.
Anderson is facing charges of aggravated flight from an officer with life endangerment, speeding, going 92 mph in a 60 mph zone, careless operation and reckless operation. There could be other charges added as the investigation into the incident continues.