GREEN BAY, WI (WFRV)- A high speed chase began around 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in Oconto County and ended in Green Bay. Three people were injured during the course of the chase, one is still fighting for her life.
Brown County Sheriff's Captain Randy Schultz says the incident began when a stolen Dodge Viper hit a car on highway 32 in Pulaski, injuring that driver. Oconto County deputies located the driver of the Viper, who fled southbound on 41.
Brown County deputies laid down tire spikes on 41 near Lineville Road to stop the car.
Captain Shultz says the deputy driving the squad lost control while avoiding a second set of stop sticks and crashed into a civilian vehicle.
The 27 year old Michelle Lecker was driving that car and received life threatening injuries, her passenger, Paul Micheel and Officer Reuben Meisner received minor injuries. The chase was called off and the suspected Viper continued south on I-43.
Eventually, Green Bay Police spotted ta severely damaged Viper in the area of University Avenue and I-43. The car came to a stop and the male driver ran into the woods at Bairds creek.
Jim Griffith was working in the area and sent pictures to Local Five. Griffith tells Local Five he saw the whole thing after the damaged viper sped past his work and crashed into the bushes. Griffith says he then saw the suspect get out of the car and run off into the woods.A K-9 unit was called in to try and track the suspect but was unable to locate him and the search was called off.