VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (KDKA)– A police pursuit in Westmoreland County ended in a crash.
Police started following the car in Washington township around 1 a.m. this morning when the driver conducted a traffic violation by Hancock Ave.READ MORE: Law Involving Air Fresheners, Objects Hanging From Rearview Mirrors Heavily Debated Following Police Shooting Of Daunte Wright
When the chase reached Vandergrift, the suspect’s car crashed into a telephone pole, trapping two people inside.READ MORE: West Virginia Offers Remote Workers $12,000 And Other Perks To Move To State
The driver, identified as 48-year-old Francis Evans and the passenger, 19-year-old Abbey Hudspath, were both able to get out of the vehicle.
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Those two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.