Man dead, 4 teenagers injured after police chase ends in crash in Hickory, police say

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HICKORY, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A man was ejected from a stolen vehicle and killed after a pursuit ended in a serious crash in Hickory Wednesday night, according to the Hickory Police Department.

Police said an officer spotted a stolen Honda Accord around 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 9 traveling on Springs Road around 10 p.m.th St. St.

The officer attempted to stop the Honda, but the driver fled toward the intersection of Springs Road and McDonald Parkway.

As the stolen car approached the intersection, police said it ran a red light and collided with a Jeep Wrangler carrying four teenagers, ages 15 to 17.

Authorities said the impact caused the Jeep to overturn onto its right side and hit a third vehicle.

All four teenagers were taken to local hospitals after the crash, police said. The three were reportedly treated and released Thursday morning. The fourth remained in hospital in stable condition.

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Police also said the driver of the stolen Honda, identified as Bradley Michael Swink, 30, of Claremont, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Swink had multiple convictions and had several outstanding warrants for his arrest, including common felony, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, vehicle theft, possession of methamphetamine, habitual theft, driving while impaired and habitual robbery right.

Hickory police said the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Man dead, 4 teenagers injured after police chase ends in crash in Hickory, police say

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