A Chambersburg, Pa., man has been charged with leading authorities on a vehicle chase Monday afternoon that reached speeds of 120 mph and ended when the driver crashed into a tractor-trailer on southbound Interstate 81.
Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said the chase was not related to a fatal accident that occurred around the same time Monday afternoon on I-81 north of the Marshall Street and Maugansville Road interchange.
“It was totally separate,” Mullendore said.
Gabriel Edward Gomez, 25, of 31 N. Franklin St. in Chambersburg, was charged with one count of theft of $1,000 to under $10,000.
He also was charged with one count each of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle; unauthorized removal of property; attempt by driver to elude police in official police vehicle by failing to stop; failure to control vehicle speed on a highway to avoid a collision; failure to stop after accident involving damage to an attended vehicle; driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on the highway without a required license; and reckless driving, according to a charging summary obtained Tuesday from Washington County District Court.