LIZARD LICK, N.C. (WNCN) — A car that matched the description in an alert for a missing, endangered woman in North Carolina was involved in a high-speed chase and crash in eastern Wake County Sunday afternoon.

NCDOT image of the scene soon after the crash at Lizard Lick Road.
NCDOT image of the scene soon after the crash at Lizard Lick Road.

The chase around 4:35 p.m. involved a purple Dodge Challenger that was being driven at more than 100 mph along Interstate 87/U.S. 64 in eastern Wake County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Two occupants were in the car — a man and woman, troopers said.

After chasing the Dodge for some time, troopers decided to perform a PIT Maneuver on the Dodge, which typically forces a fleeing car to abruptly turn 180 degrees and then stop, officials said.

NCDOT photo of the scene after nightfall.

The Dodge wrecked on I-87 near Lizard Lick Road, officials said.

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The woman in the car was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The man was taken into custody, according to the highway patrol.

An alert was sent out by the N.C. Center of Missing Persons at 5:53 p.m. about a woman being driven by a man in a purple Dodge Challenger in North Carolina.

“There is evidence of physical endangerment, abduction or kidnapping,” the alert said.

About 20 minutes after the alert was issued, it was canceled.