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Suspect leads police on chase that ends in fiery crash

(Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office)
GUYTON, GA (WTOC) -

A chase through two counties ended in a fiery crash Wednesday night in Effingham County.

Authorities say the chase started in Port Wentworth after a suspended license was discovered at a traffic stop. The suspect took off in the car to try to elude Port Wentworth police.

During the chase, the suspect lost control of the Chevrolet Malibu he was driving and crashed into a ditch causing the car to burst into flames, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

The chase came to an end on Kolic Helmey Road in front of the Southeast Woods subdivision near Hodgeville Road in Guyton. The suspect then jumped out of the car and led deputies on a short foot chase through the subdivision before he was arrested and treated at the scene.

Investigators say he faces several charges including fleeing and eluding. There is no word yet on the suspect's identity.

Kolic Helmey Road was reopened to traffic at about 11 p.m.

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