2 Escape After Police Chase, Crash in St. Louis

Posted: Sep 23, 2013 2:46 PM by The Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The search is on for two suspects who led police on a chase that began in St. Ann and ended in a crash in St. Louis.

St. Ann chief Aaron Jimenez says an officer was making a traffic stop on Interstate 70 on Monday when he saw a Nissan wanted in connection with car break-ins. The officer gave chase at speeds up to 100 mph.

The Nissan exited the highway n St. Louis and crashed into a Chevrolet. The 21-year-old Chevy driver was hospitalized after complaining of neck and back pain.

The suspects in the Nissan ran away. Jimenez says seven purses were in the crashed car, all believed stolen from a series of thefts in north St. Louis County.

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