A Cary teenager was killed in a crash Thursday morning after a high-speed car chase as he sought to elude law enforcement officers, according to the State Highway Patrol.
Andreas Darden, 19, died at the scene of the crash, which totaled the blue Porsche he was driving.
The crash took place sometime between 1 and 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
A state trooper spotted the vehicle reportedly traveling at speeds over 95 mph about 12:57 a.m. near Wendell Falls Parkway at Interstate 87 in Wake County. He pursued the vehicle as it entered Nash County, clocking speeds approaching 170 mph.
The trooper reportedly lost sight of the vehicle for a while, but finally saw it again. At this point, Darden accelerated his speed again, ran off the road, flipped the vehicle over and crashed into a tree near the intersection of U.S. 264 near N.C. 231 in Middlesex, according to reports. The crash occurred roughly 16 miles from where the chase began.
According to public records from the state Department of Correction, Darden was a convicted felon who was on probation and allegedly had active warrants out for his arrest when he fled the trooper.