CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. – A high-speed chase on Interstate 95 in Georgia ended in a multi-car crash that sent a deputy and the suspect police were chasing to the hospital, according to the Camden County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect, who was identified as 59-year-old Antonio Francisco Guzman (pictured on stretcher), is wanted for the murder of a woman in Liberty, North Carolina, CCSO Capt. William Terrell said.
Terrell said officers with the Glynn County Police Department attempted a felony stop on Guzman in his Dodge Durango (pictured below) after they identified him as wanted for murder. But Guzman took off and officers gave chase.
Around 6:40 p.m. Friday, the Glynn County police called the CCSO to say they were pursuing Guzman and that he was headed for Camden County. The chase had begun around mile marker 38.
"As he crossed into Camden County, we joined the pursuit, which ended here at about the 6 and a half mile post marker southbound, unfortunately in an accident," Terrell said.
At least two Camden County patrol cars were damaged and one deputy was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with a head laceration and another injury. His injuries are not life-threatening, Terrell said.
Guzman was taken into custody and also taken to UF Health with unknown injuries, Terrell said.
"You just never know. These gentlemen were out on normal patrol, and the next thing you know, chaos erupts in their life and one of them goes to the hospital," Terrell said. "That's the nature of police work."