Family of N.C. girls killed in pursuit call policy into question


By ANNE BLYTHE and JESSICA ROCHA
The News & Observer

FRANKLINTON, N.C. — At least two cars and a truck were forced off the road during the police chase that led to three deaths Saturday afternoon, raising questions about whether the officer should have continued his pursuit of an erratic driver.

Police Chief Ray Gilliam and Town Attorney Mitch Styers spent much of Sunday reviewing 911 tapes and talking to witnesses who either saw the deadly pursuit or encountered an erratic driver before the chase began. The state Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation.

"It's a very tragic event," Gilliam said.

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