Driver caught in the middle of cross county chase speaks out

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - WHNT has obtained the crash report from the high speed chase, turned officer involved shooting on Bob Wallace Avenue.

In the report, officers say Gabriel Barnes was driving an estimated 100 miles per hour,  leading police on a multi county chase, eventually striking a vehicle, and crashing the stolen mustang he was driving.

Hannah Williams was "coming in to Huntsville to see a friend." And drop her 9-year-old niece off at home, who was sitting in the passenger seat of Williams` Nissan.

But a peaceful ride went 0 to 60 in just seconds. "It happened so fast," says Williams.  "As I was getting off on Bob Wallace, there was police sitting on the side, just a couple of them. That`s when I saw the car speeding."

And police lights in her rear view mirror. "They were like right behind him," says Williams.

Williams tried to shift into another lane--but at an estimated 100 miles per hour, Gabriel Barnes caught up to her before she could react.

"He clipped me. He hit my light and kind of pushed me over in to the next lane a little bit."

Barnes hit the passenger`s side, right where her niece sat. "I was checking on my niece just to make sure she was OK," says Williams. "As long as we were OK that was all that mattered."