Perry County high-speed chase ends in crash

MEXICO, Pa. – A Mifflintown man faces multiple charges after he led authorities on a high-speed chase through Perry County, according to a report issued by Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown.

Police said at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Christopher D. Graybill, 21, of Mifflintown, tried to outrun police after he went through radar at 96 mph. According to the report, Graybill drove eastbound on U.S. 22/322 at a high rate of speed for about 14 miles before leaving the highway at the Newport exit. Police said Graybill drove multiple miles at speeds of 130 mph.

According to the report, Graybill continued south on state Route 34 for about a half a mile, and the chase ended when he crashed into the vehicle of John and Margaret Morris, of Newport, who were traveling northbound on state Route 34. The report states Graybill was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital by ambulance and later released.

Police said a felony warrant for fleeing or attempting to elude police officers (while endangering members of the general public) will be served on Graybill, as well as charges for reckless endangerment and several traffic violations.