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UHaul police chase ends in crash with semi truck


A man driving a UHaul led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash with a semi truck in California on Monday morning. 

The incident occurred on May 17th in Fresno County, California at around 1:30 a.m.

According to ABC 30 News, 35-year-old Matthew Messick was spotted driving recklessly in a UHaul near Olive and Parkway in west central Fresno in the very early hours of the morning. Deputies then attempted to pull the UHaul over, but Messick sped away, starting the chase. 

Officers say that Messick reached speeds as high as 95 mph before he crashed into a parked semi truck. 

Messick then left the UHaul and ran into a nearby house with the residents still inside. Police then set up a perimeter and instructed everyone to come outside. The people living in the house followed directions, but Messick remained inside. 

Police entered the home and discovered Messick armed with several knives, but he eventually surrendered and was arrested. 

Prior to the police chase, Messick was on probation for domestic violence and had a warrant out for his arrest. He is now facing several new charges including felony evading, resisting arrest, and probation violation.


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