Frightening high-speed pursuit ends in vehicle crash
POLICE have appealed for help in identifying three men involved in a dramatic high-speed highway chase on Tuesday.
The chase lasted several hours and ended with one vehicle in a ditch and another disappearing into the night.
Queensland Police Media said two vehicles, a white Mercedes and a black Mazda CX5, were spotted in the Ballandean area, along the New England Highway, about 3pm, and police attempting to intercept them.
It is alleged they failed to stop and continued to head northbound, with one or more of the vehicles allegedly hitting speeds of 170km/h.
A police spokesman said a resident along Sorrento Rd, Dalveen, spotted a vehicle travelling at high-speed down the road and, upon further investigation, found the Mercedes had crashed.
Police allege the driver of the Mercedes jumped into the second vehicle to evade police.
It is believed both vehicles were stolen, with the Mercedes reported missing from a Goonellabah property just before noon on Tuesday.
Richmond Police will allege a break-in that occurred in the Lismore area earlier the same day was also connected to the car theft.
Police later attended the Jubulum Mission at Tabulam, where they recovered stolen items.
It is understood the three men are of Aboriginal appearance.
Police believe the Mazda CX5 travelled along Rabbit Fence Rd, with investigations into the high-speed highway incident ongoing.
■ Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.