Man charged in fatal Chesapeake crash released from hospital

Courtney Horan. (Credit: Chesapeake Police Department.)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A man charged in a Chesapeake crash that killed a Norfolk man has been released from the hospital.

George Harris. Photo courtesy: Velma Denise Filhiol-Griffin

Police said officers tried to pull over Courtney Horan in early October for an expired inspection sticker. Horan took off, leading police on a chase that lasted three miles.

It ended after Horan rear-ended one vehicle, lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic. He then hit a Chesapeake Waste Management truck head-on.

The driver of the truck, 51-year-old George Harris, died at the hospital several hours after the crash.

Horan and a passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said Horan was released from the hospital on Nov. 9.

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At the time of the crash, Horan was wanted out of Pennsylvania for larceny. He is now being held at Chesapeake City Jail on a second-degree murder charge for the crash.