By KARI BLURTON
The Ellis County Attorney’s office is considering charges against a man who allegedly led Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase after the vehicle he was driving hit a bridge, rolled and caught on fire south of Hays earlier this month.
According to Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said his office received a report of the incident Monday and “will review if any or what charges should be filed.”
Ellis County Sheriff Ed Harbin said officers were called to the scene March 1 at 9:19 p.m. in the 500 block of Antonio Road.
Harbin said an Ellis County man reportedly was driving a flatbed truck westbound on Antonio Road when he allegedly hit a bridge, causing the truck to flip over an embankment and catch fire.
When officers arrived, the driver of the vehicle allegedly left the scene, leading authorities on a chase to find him.
According to Harbin, the Trego County Sheriff’s Office let authorities borrow a handheld flare that detects heat, and officers were able to track the man to where he was apparently “picked up” by someone else.
Though the female occupant was transported to Hays Medical Center, Harbin said no one was seriously injured in the incident.