Authorities searching for person of interest who stole truck, sped through construction zone

CHENANGO (WBNG) — Deputies are searching for a person who they say stole a truck and led authorities on a high-speed chase.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Captain Kate Newcomb says a resident on Russell Road in Chenango reported a 2015 white Toyota Tundra was missing from a driveway. Officials note the truck’s keys had been left in the ignition overnight.

A responding deputy spotted the vehicle on Fuller Road as it turned onto Front Street, Captain Newcomb states, but the driver would not pull over for the deputy.

This sparked a high-speed chase down Front Street through the towns of Chenango and Dickinson, with Newcomb stating the truck was going at more than 90 miles per hour.

At one point, the driver sped through a construction zone on Front Street near Bevier Street, Newcomb notes, kicking up dust and rocks.

The truck then went into the city of Binghamton, before being found on Spring Forest Avenue.

The driver was not found, but Newcomb says clothes believed to be discarded by the driver and a cell phone not belonging to the truck’s rightful owner were found.

Newcomb states they have a person of interest in the case, but would not offer an identity, saying there is not enough probable cause to officially name that person as a suspect.

The case is actively being investigated.

David Hermanovitch

David Hermanovitch

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