Dade Co. Sheriff: Two people fall off 30-foot cliff while fleeing deputies
UPDATE (October 10th):
The Dade County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the two people involved in a vehicle pursuit turned cliff rescue.
The driver of the vehicle was 49-year-old Lloyd G. Carson from Cowen, Tennessee. He has a warrant on charges of theft by receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, fleeing/attempting to elude law enforcement, reckless driving, too fast for conditions, and taillights required.
The passenger was 33-year-old Kayla Sue White from Tracy City, Tennessee. She has a warrant on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule 1 (Spice), possession of drug-related objects, and obstruction of law enforcement.
Depend on us to keep you updated.
ORIGINAL STORY (October 9th):
The Dade County Sheriff's Office said two people fell off of a 30-foot cliff in Dade County Tuesday night.
According to the sheriff's office, a Dade County deputy grew suspicious of a vehicle driving on Interstate 24 when their lights turned off.
The vehicle headed toward Marion County as the deputy caught up to them. The vehicle then exited the interstate at Haletown and began driving back toward Dade County.
The sheriff's office says that the two passengers then headed down a driveway and ran into a nearby wooded area on foot.
The deputy says they then heard a woman screaming for help. When the deputy located the screaming, they found both passengers has fallen off a 30-foot cliff and landed on the large rocks below.
The two suspects were given first aid while EMS, Fire, and Mountain Rescue responded to the scene.
The sheriff's office says the woman was taken to a hospital by ambulance, while the other passenger, a man, was flown to the hospital.
The Dade County Sheriff's Office confirmed the vehicle was stolen out of Chattanooga.
The names of the suspects have not been released yet, and their condition is unknown.
This is a developing story. Depend on us to keep you updated.