THP: Charges pending after vehicle fleeing from Tusculum Police hits, kills person

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports a person died early Saturday morning after a man fleeing the Tusculum Police Department rear-ended them as they were driving in Johnson City.

A report from the THP states that shortly after midnight, a 2000 Volvo S70 was speeding from Tusculum officers when it hit the back of a 2012 Toyota Scion in the 3300 block of West Market Street.

The impact reportedly sent the Scion, which was also traveling east, off the road and into a ditch.

The driver of the Scion, identified by police as Anna Pearson, 22, of Afton, died in the crash.

Pearson’s family said Anna also went by A.

THP reports that after hitting Pearson’s Scion, the Volvo kept driving and turned onto Hopper Road, where it came to a stop.

Police identified the driver of the Volvo fleeing police as Christian Morrow, 21, of Mosheim. He was injured in the crash, according to the report, and criminal charges are pending.

The THP report did not provide information regarding the Tusculum police presence in Johnson City or why Morrow was being pursued.

This is an ongoing investigation, and News Channel 11 will provide updates as we receive them.

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