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Chase Ends In Wreck On Hwy 74 In Polk Co.

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A chase that started in Cleveland County, NC ended in a crash On Highway 74 in Polk County Monday afternoon. A chase that started in Cleveland County, NC ended in a crash On Highway 74 in Polk County Monday afternoon.
Jason Lowery Jason Lowery
POLK COUNTY, N.C. -

A chase that started in Cleveland County, NC ended in a crash on Highway 74 in Polk County Monday afternoon.

Officials released additional details Wednesday.

Deputies tell us it all started as an undercover meth buy operation from 28-year-old Jason William Lowery of Shelby, NC.

After the buy, investigators tried to stop the vehicle Lowery was driving. They say he led them on a chase with another person inside, through Rutherford County and into Polk County where he lost control and crashed.

Troopers say deputies used stop sticks near the 167 mile marker on Highway 74. The car swerved off the road and hit a pickup truck parked on the shoulder.

Both Lowery and the female passenger were injured and airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

During an operation, officials say doctors found around 19 grams of meth hidden inside the woman's body cavity.

The woman is listed in critical condition. Lowery is listed in stable condition.

Seven people were inside the truck. Some of them were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Lowery is charged with sale and possession with intent to sell methamphetamine and felony speed to elude police, in addition to other charges.

The investigation continues. Additional charges could be filed in this case.

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