Car chase leads to serious crash

Sheriff’s deputies were on a vehicle and traffic stop on Route 60 Friday night at roughly 10:27 p.m. in the town of Kiantone when the suspect vehicle reportedly fled the scene. The operator was previously identified as David Jenkins, 29, of Jamestown. A police pursuit of the vehicle occurred through the town of Kiantone into the city of Jamestown and then into the town of Ellicott, where the suspect vehicle crashed on VanCobb Road. The crash is under investigation and charges are pending. Jenkins was taken from the scene to UPMC Chautauqua WCA and a female passenger was flown by Starflight to UPMC Hamot Trauma Center for serious injuries. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by multiple law enforcement agencies as well as medical personnel.