Authorities are searching for two people who lead police on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon which resulted in a crash involving a New Hanover County deputy.
According to officials, Pender and New Hanover County deputies were investigating two accused drug dealers when they took off down Market Street.
Authorities tried to stop the chase by shutting down the intersection of MLK and North Kerr Avenue, but the suspects managed to turn onto Kerr Avenue anyway.
Officials say another car, failing to stop for blue lights and sirens, hit an unmarked car driven by a New Hanover County deputy and caused a chain reaction involving four to five other cars at the intersection.
The suspects drove their car into the backyard of a home near Fairlawn Drive and Barclay Hills Drive, jumped out the car and disappeared.
Meme Age witnessed the whole incident from inside her home.
"I've never seen this many police cars," Age said. "They were going up this way and that way, coming back and forth. They were hunting down someone that they had followed from Pender County. He came this way and all of a sudden, he came through our backyard."
Police are looking for two suspects, one wearing a black shirt and khakis, the other wearing a basketball jersey with the number 36 on it.
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