Inmate dies in car crash after stealing work truck, authorities say

The inmate was part of a work crew in North Carolina when he stole the truck.
1:16 | 02/27/18

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Transcript for Inmate dies in car crash after stealing work truck, authorities say
What witnesses are telling me they saw that pick up truck from lol overturning several times and then plunging down into this deeper it being here along interstate 85. Take a look at some of this video the north Carolina department of corrections has ties to gasping correctional center minimum cuss the inmate left his work assignment. Stealing the work truck in lol about an hour and a half later police here guess Tony got word of the crash along interstate 85 where that inmate died. Just with a last hour police confirmed twist the inmate was David woods he was Serbia lengthy sentence for second degree murder and had dozens of infractions while in prison. The deadly wreck tied up traffic here along interstate 85 for hours backing up traffic several miles in the southbound lanes channel minus confirm police were not pursuing the pickup at the time of the crash. We could get a chance to talk with eyewitness a short time ago. To get trend is going in the iron to split I have and I remember it went into this Irving here. And then after today it is casting a bunch of dirt and smug inherent weaknesses. Pretty devastating. We're trying to find out more about the escape and account the time that it took between the escape at the crash here we know that always just about ten minutes off the this direction. The crash happened more than sixty minutes after the escape. Reporting from Estonia date rarity channel nine Eyewitness News.

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