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High speed chase ends with downtown Chico crash

Authorities say on Monday a high-speed chase that originated from the Oroville area ended with a crash, one of the cars slamming into a Chico building.

Posted: Dec 28, 2020 5:11 AM
Updated: Dec 28, 2020 9:36 AM

UPDATE: 7:40 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020 - Authorities say on Monday a high-speed chase that originated from the Oroville area ended with a crash, one of the cars slamming into a Chico building.

Oroville police early Monday, they were attempting to pull over the driver of a Dodge Charger for failing to stop for a stop sign.

When the man refused to do so, he sped off and gave officers chase, according to CHP Officer Andrew Hawkins.

Officers say the chase began at Highway 70 from Palermo Road, then to the Skyway in Chico and eventually ending at East 9th and Main Streets at 2 a.m.

The suspect vehicle was driving north on Main Street while another car was driving east on E. 9th St.

Officers describe the collision as "T-Bone" style, both male drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the wreck.

As a result of the crash, both drivers were sent to Enloe Medical Center. The victim has moderate to major injuries while the suspect has minor injuries.

Action News Now is working to find out the identity of the suspect, but Officer Hawkins says he is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s.

The wreck caused a power box to be knocked out, it also shattered one glass window at the "CA-Gallery" store.

CHP says once the chase suspect is released from Enloe Medical Center, he could face charges such as DUI, hit-and-run and reckless evading.

Officers say the suspect also crashed into a guard rail at the Meriam Park area of Chico.

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CHICO, Calif.- The California Highway Patrol says a high-speed chase that began near Oroville ended when a suspect crashed into another vehicle in downtown Chico That crash happened before 2:00 a.m. Monday morning.

A CHP officer on scene says the suspect's vehicle was going north on Main St. when it crashed into another car heading east on East 9th St. An officer on scene says both drivers were injured in the crash and were taken to Enloe Medical Center. The crash also damaged at least one business.    

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