Chase leads to 5-ve­hi­cle crash

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A New York City man was jailed after au­thor­i­ties said he led a chase that ended in a five-ve­hi­cle crash that left a state trooper and two civil­ians in­jured.

State po­lice said 24-year-old An­gel J. Gomez of the Bronx sped away from Trooper Nigel Bar­nett after be­ing pulled over on the New­burgh-Bea­con Bridge about 10 p.m. Mon­day.

A brief chase ended when Gomez drove the wrong way on U.S. Route 9W in New­burgh and hit a car head-on, po­lice said. The trooper’s car and two

other ve­hi­cles also crashed.

Gomez and a woman rid­ing with him were cap­tured on foot.

Charges again Gomez in­clude reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and as­sault, and he was held in the Orange County Jail.


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