Two Police Cars Crash While Chasing Suspect

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Two Rockford police squad cars crashed into each other early Wednesday morning while chasing a suspect.

Police say the suspect was pulled over for a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. when he fled from officers. While driving away the suspect crashed into a semi truck at the corner of Church and West Jefferson.

The suspect then got out of the car and began running on foot. Two police cars chasing the suspect then crashed into each other at Wyman and West Jefferson. The suspect was later caught.

Police say the 29-year-old Belvidere man has multiple charges against him including aggravated fleeing, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a shotgun.

The officers and semi driver were not hurt in the accidents.

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