A trucker was killed after an hours-long chase and shootout with Pennsylvania police Monday night.
Police say they pulled over the semi-truck and trailer as it was traveling on Interstate 81 near exit 124 after receiving information that a wanted person was in the truck. The driver of the truck exited the vehicle. Police ordered the passenger of the truck, who police identified as Wade Russell Meisberger, was wanted for a violation of probation for a previous murder charge, out of the truck. He refused to exit the truck and jumped behind the wheel and sped off.
During the 22-mile chase, the trailer reportedly disconnected from the truck, and partially blocked the highway. Police attempted to stop the truck several times but failed to stop the truck. Videos below show the truck speeding through residential neighborhoods.
Rather than get out of the truck, the Meisberger reportedly fired several shots at the police officers. For the next several hours police used flash bangs and a battering ram to try and get the subject into custody. Around 9 p.m. police told witnesses that the driver was no longer a threat. Meisberger was killed in an exchange of gunfire.
The truck was owned by Western Express, a Nashville-based trucking company nearly 3,000 trucks.