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A Chester County man who stole a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer during a high-speed pursuit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike faces numerous charges, troopers said Friday.
Matthew Malory, 28, of Downingtown led police on a wild chase from Lancaster Countyto Chester County, police said. On two occasions, troopers fired shots at the rig to stop its progress.
The pursuit occurred partly during a thunderstorm and led to a six-hour traffic tie-up on the turnpike.
Police said Malory is being treated at Paoli Hospital for broken ribs suffered when he crashed the pickup near Morgantown. He later used the stolen rig to ram other vehicles out of the way before crashing in Chester County.