Chase Sukert, involved in brutal assault of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper, involved in serious car crash in Washington State

Published: Jun. 11, 2016 at 1:17 PM MDT
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He's out on bond after being arrested back in October for his involvement in the brutal assault of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zac Bader, now 24-year old Chase Sukert who admitted to being an accessory to the crime as well as plead guilty to a drug charge, was involved in a serious car accident after driving more than 100 miles per hour in Washington State.

The Washington State Patrol says Trooper Darin Fehlhafer saw a Mercedes driving erratically and tried to overtake the vehicle that was driving 122 miles per hour.

Officials say the driver, identified as Sukert, attempted to exit onto Golf Course Road and lost control, rotating and striking a parked semi on the right shoulder of the exit ramp.

The Washington State Patrol says the vehicle caught fire from the collision and Trooper Fehlhafer risked his own life to save Sukert from the burning car.

Sukert was airlifted to a medical center in Seattle.

It is unknown what this accident now means for Sukert in regards to his charges here in South Dakota.

For the drug charge, he faces up to 15 years in the state penitentiary, and the accessory charge has a maximum of 5 years.

Sukerts has a plea agreement with the state, agreeing to testify honestly in the event there is a trial in the Donald Willingham case.

(Washington State Patrol Photo)