Police detain two men after high-speed chase, crash

Surrounded by officers and Emergency Medical Service professionals, the driver suspected of leading police on an extensive high-speed chase throughout Jefferson City, is loaded into an ambulance, with the wreckage of the vehicle he was driving in the background.  The crash occurred Tuesday evening in the 6000 block of Rainbow Drive where the suspect ran off the road and the vehicle overturned.

Surrounded by officers and Emergency Medical Service professionals, the driver suspected of leading police on an extensive high-speed chase throughout Jefferson City, is loaded into an ambulance, with the wreckage of the vehicle he was driving in the background. The crash occurred Tuesday evening in the 6000 block of Rainbow Drive where the suspect ran off the road and the vehicle overturned. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

Fire and ambulance personnel responded to a one-vehicle crash west of Jefferson City following a police chase through the city during the 6 p.m. hour today.

Jefferson City police detained two men, the driver who crashed the car around 6:42 p.m. in the 6000 block of Rainbow Drive and a passenger who jumped out of the car earlier in the area of McClung Park.

The chase, which police claim began when a car without a license ran a stop sign, traversed city streets near Lincoln University, then traveled north on Chestnut Street, westbound on Capitol Avenue into downtown and eventually crossed the northbound Missouri River bridge before turning around and heading back into town. The chase then went westbound on U.S. 50 to the Dix Road exit, and westbound on Missouri Boulevard to Route 179, where it crossed under U.S. 50 and continued westbound on Country Club Drive and then Rainbow Drive into Cole County.

The driver was transported from the scene by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment after he crashed the car near Binder Lake.

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