Man thrown from motorcycle in high-speed chase in Walthourville

Crime & Safety

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated the motorcyclist died. News 3 has since learned officials received the wrong information. This article has been updated to reflect that.

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – A man who was thrown from his motorcycle following a high-speed chase in Walthourville Sunday is recovering.

According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when deputies saw a man, now identified as Chance Waller, on a motorcycle with no tags. When they tried to pull him over, the 21-year-old sped off.

The high-speed chase went down E.B. Cooper Highway, reaching 150 miles per hour. Waller hit a pole and was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Savannah for treatment.

According to Georgia State Patrol, troopers received information from Memorial Health that Waller succumbed to his injuries. However, Tuesday afternoon, News 3 was told the wrong information was provided.

There was apparently a separate crash that was fatal. Waller is still alive.

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