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UPDATE: 2 men arrested after I-77 NB pursuit ends in crash

Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 2:46 AM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Two men are now in jail after an early morning pursuit on Friday that spanned from Jackson County into Wood County on I-77 NB.

Authorities say 18-year-old Jaion Bivins and 20-year-old Dervell Nurse, both of Akron, Ohio, were the driver and passenger in the pursuit vehicle. Police say they tried to run after crashing that car near mile marker 170 going north on Interstate 77.

They were quickly caught.

Bivins is charged with possession with intent to deliver. Additional charges are pending. Nurse, a fugitive from justice, also faces charges out of Wood County. He also has warrants out of several other counties.

ORIGINAL 10/23/2020

An early morning pursuit on Friday that spanned from Jackson County into Wood County on I-77 NB ended with a crash, and the driver in custody, according to Wood County Dispatch.

The Wood County 911 Center was first alerted by Jackson County authorities of the car heading north on I-77 at 12:44 a.m. By 1:00 a.m., the car was off the side of the road at a weigh station near mile marker 170.

No injuries have currently been reported.

In addition to the Jackson County authorities who had been continuing their pursuit at the time of the crash, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office was also on the scene.

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