A Washington man who fled from police and caused a crash with serious injuries was charged Wednesday.
Ian D. Egli, 25, was charged with resisting arrest while creating a substantial risk of serious injury, leaving the scene of an accident that caused an injury, both felonies; and two misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree assault. He is being held in the Franklin County jail on a $35,000 bond.
The charges stem from an alleged road rage incident Sunday, Nov. 5, that occurred in Union, followed by a pursuit by Franklin County sheriff’s deputies.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, there was a 911 call at 7:50 p.m. for an incident at Highway A and Independence Drive. Deputies responded to the scene and attempted to stop Egli, who sped northbound from authorities.
Washington police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified of the pursuit.
Deputies stopped pursuit of the suspect one mile south of the Highways 47 and 100 intersection when his driving became increasingly more dangerous to other motorists, Pelton said.
A few minutes later deputies were informed by dispatchers that Egli caused a crash that involved multiple vehicles.
Egli fled on foot from the scene. He was located a short distance from the scene of the crash hiding in tall weeds, authorities stated.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report, Egli was driving a 2007 Hyundai Sonata northbound on Highway 47 shortly after 8 p.m., when the car drove through the red light and struck the side of a 2015 Ford Edge driven westbound on Highway 100 by Jennifer L. Foan, 47, Washington.
Foan and passenger Fred J. Foan, were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington by Washington Ambulance. They were wearing seat belts, according to the patrol.
Egli was arrested and transported to the Franklin County jail.
According to court records, Egli was charged in March in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree stalking, both felonies, and misdemeanor domestic assault.