A white Dodge Charger led authorities on a high-speed, four-county chase on Interstate 10 eastbound before crashing near Sanderson about 10 am on February 28.
The driver, Terrick Shadon Lundy, 26, of Jacksonville was captured some three hours later by K-9 search teams from Baker Correctional Institution and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) less than a quarter-mile from the wreck scene, ending a massive multi-agency manhunt.
Passenger Ronnie Bernard Williams, 31, of St. Augustine was critically injured when the vehicle, traveling at an estimated 100 mph, slammed into a large pine tree after Mr. Lundy tried to avoid stop sticks placed near the U.S. 90 interchange. He reportedly navigated around a similar obstruction in Columbia County.
Mr. Williams was taken to Fraser Hospital and flown to Shands Jacksonville. Neither suspect was wearing a seat belt, FHP’s report indicates.
A Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to pull the Charger over for speeding about 9:30 am on I-10 eastbound. During the traffic stop, the vehicle sped away and at some point the deputy fired at the car.
FHP’s account of the incident states the gun shots occurred before the vehicle fled the scene. A news release from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which is investigating the shooting at the request of Madison County authorities, said “an altercation occurred, shots were fired, and the chase began.”