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Authorities identify 2 Arkansans ejected from stolen car in I-40 chase; both still hospitalized

By Emma Pettit

This article was originally published March 20, 2017 at 1:44 p.m. Updated March 21, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/14/17-- Lonoke County Sheriff Department and State Police investigate and accident in North Little Rock that injured two people after they were ejected from a stolen vehicle during a high speed chase. The driver refused to pull over for a Lonoke County sheriff's office deputy during a traffic vilation in Cabot around 12:30 Tuesday and led several other law enforcement vehicles on a pursuit until it hit a tree while exiting Interstate 40 westbound at Highway 167. The driver who had multiple warrants out for his arrest and the passenger were seriously injured after being ejected.

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Authorities have identified two Arkansans who were hospitalized after they fled police, crashed a stolen car and were thrown from the vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

Alexa Miller, 21, of Conway and Cody Richards, 27, of North Little Rock are both still hospitalized nearly a week after the pair wrecked a stolen black 2009 Pontiac G6, Lonoke County sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Matt Edwards said.

A Lonoke County deputy attempted to pull over the Pontiac in Cabot for a traffic violation around 12:30 p.m., but the driver refused to stop, Arkansas Online previously reported. Eventually, authorities pursued the car onto westbound Interstate 40, where the Pontiac took an exit onto northbound U.S. 167, officials said.

While exiting the interstate, the driver of the Pontiac lost control and struck a tree, and Miller and Richards were ejected from the vehicle, police said. They were taken to separate hospitals, where they remained Monday morning, Edwards said. Their conditions were not immediately available.

The sheriff's office issued warrants for Richards' arrest on charges of fleeing, two counts of theft by receiving and aggravated assault. A warrant was issued for Miller's arrest on two counts of theft by receiving.

Stolen merchandise was found inside the Pontiac, Edwards noted.

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LR1955 says... March 20, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

Dumb & Dumber Sr & Jr

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hogfan2012 says... March 20, 2017 at 4:53 p.m.

I believe they were also the couple who stole the vehicle at Sherwood earlier that day.

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Deadeye26 says... March 20, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.

Worthless thugs. And apparently they suck at driving in addition to living a crime-free life.

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Olphart says... March 20, 2017 at 10:35 p.m.

Where are the posters who demanded that the newspaper print their race last week? It's no longer that important, is it? Thought not...

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SOLIDERBOY says... March 21, 2017 at 7:42 a.m.

White males just having fun

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Queen1976 says... March 21, 2017 at 8:32 a.m.

Too bad these thugs didn't kill themselves.

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