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High-Speed Chase Ends in Recovery of Stolen Truck, Driver Escapes

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(KCEN) -- After an early morning high-speed chase, Milam County Sheriff's recovered the stolen Dodge truck on Wednesday.

It all started when an officer from Milam County saw the truck speeding on Highway 79 just west of Rockdale. The officer tried stopping the driver, but the driver drove off into a rural neighborhood and then back onto Highway 79.

The pursuit was in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The 30 minute chase ended in a wooded area outside of Taylor when the driver abandoned the truck and ran through the woods on foot.

Williamson County Law Enforcement as well as the Thorndale Police helicopter searched the wooded area for over two hours, but the driver was not able to be located.

During the course of the investigation, police discovered that the truck had been reported stolen out of Bastrop County early in January.

No one was hurt during the pursuit, but a Milam County Sheriff's patrol car sustained moderate damage while pursuing the driver of the truck through the wooded area.

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