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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • High speed chase in Mac, Canton ends in crash

  • Two Topeka men were arrested after a high-speed chase from McPherson to Canton around noon Wednesday, which ended in a rollover accident at 27th and Moccasin.
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  • Two Topeka men were arrested after a high-speed chase from McPherson to Canton around noon Wednesday, which ended in a rollover accident at 27th and Moccasin.
    Nathaniel H. Abernathy, 19, of Topeka, Drake E. Marr, 18, of Topeka, and a 20-year-old Topeka woman were in a stolen 2002 white Mazda Protege heading south on Main in McPherson.
    Police discovered stolen tags on the vehicle and the individuals fled the scene once they were spotted by authorities.
    The chase began in the 800 block of North Main. Officers reported the chase continued through North Oak to First Street, with the vehicle heading northbound on Wheeler through Oak Park. After reaching Sanora, they proceeded east on Northview, which turns into Moccasin.        
    Abernathy, the driver of the vehicle, flipped the vehicle after misjudging the turn from Moccasin to 27th.
    The vehicle landed on its top 30 to 40 feet east of 27th.
    Police report that speeds went as high as 90 miles per hour.
    Abernathy was arrested on charges of possession of stolen property and felony fleeing and eluding.
    Marr was arrested on a charge of possession of stolen property.
    Abernathy is being held on a $5,500 bond while Marr's bond is set at $3,000.
    The 20-year-old Topeka woman that was with them was questioned and released with no charges.
    Police report Abernathy and the woman were transported by EMS to McPherson Hospital with only Abernathy sustaining minor injuries. Marr was not transported and had no injuries.
    Captain Kevin McKean of the McPherson Police said the individuals were lucky they weren't hurt worse.
    “They're seriously lucky, after how that car crashed,” he said. “There was a lot of broken glass.”
    The vehicle, stolen from an auto auction in Topeka, suffered damages between $2,500 and $3,000.

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