Man Facing Charges After Murfreesboro Pursuit

Posted at 9:21 AM, Apr 12, 2016

A Smyrna man was airlifted to an area hospital after allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit through Murfreesboro before crashing near a high school.

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 21-year-old Raymond Joshua McCoy, Jr. was clocked speeding on Interstate 24 near exit 24.

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A trooper tried to pull him over but McCoy allegedly continued and began driving erratically. 

THP officials said speeds reached 120 mph as McCoy passed other vehicles by driving on the shoulders. He finally exited the interstate on Church Street. 

McCoy reportedly turned onto Warrior Drive and struck another vehicle while trying to turn at Jonquil Court, located not far from Riverdale High School.

His car traveled through several yards before finally colliding with brick columns. Both he and his passenger, Tiffany McCoy, had to be extricated from the car.

Raymond McCoy was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  

He was facing charges of speeding, felony evading, reckless driving, improper passing, DUI, failure to wear a seatbelt, and lack of insurance and registration, with more pending.

Tiffany McCoy was not charged in the incident. No one else was seriously hurt.