High-Speed Chase Ends With Vehicle Crashing Into Home

SPEERS, Pa. (KDKA) — One person is in custody and police are searching for a second suspect after a high-speed chase ended with a car crashing into a home in Washington County.

Initial calls about the incident started coming in around 4:30 p.m.

According to state police in Washington County, it all started as a traffic stop on the eastbound side of Interstate 70 for a traffic violation.

The vehicle pulled over at the Speers exit, but when the officer approached, the vehicle took off. State police say a gun may have been thrown out of a window.

Officials say the chase lasted about 10 miles before the vehicle crashed into a home at Charles and State Streets in Speers. No one in the home was injured.

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The driver got out of the vehicle and ran, but was later taken into custody.

Police are still looking for a second male suspect. A woman was also in the vehicle, but state police say she was found at a safe house and told officers she tried to call for help and get out of the vehicle.

State police say a child was also in the vehicle. The 2-year-old was not hurt, but was not secured in a safety seat.

The driver is being held at the state police barracks in Belle Vernon. His identity is not being released, but he is facing a number of charges.

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