Police chase ends with multi-vehicle crash in New Albany, possible suspect identified
Officials say it happened at the corner of Vincennes and Spring Streets just after 6 o'clock Thursday evening.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A high-speed police chase ended in New Albany with a multi-vehicle crash and several people in the hospital.
Officials say it happened at the corner of Vincennes and Spring Streets just after 6 o'clock Thursday evening. New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey says an officer was chasing a vehicle that was reported stolen, when that vehicle hit another car near Vincennes and Spring Streets.
Police say an officer chased the car that was reported stolen a short distance. The three passengers riding in the alleged stolen car were hurt and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. But the suspect driving the car ran from the scene.
Police now tell us they may have identified the suspect.
"Any reckless driving behavior is extremely concerning to us, and that's why we take situations like this very seriously," Chief Bailey said.
Accident reconstruction crews worked for nearly four hours to piece together what happened.
Dennis Kiusmeier's car was hit. He was on his way to a friend's house when he says he saw a car came flying out of nowhere.
"I was coming down Vincennes Street, the light turned green, I was getting ready to go across ... [and] a car came flying through about 90 mph," Kiusmeier said. [It] hit me, spun me around, the driver jumped out and took off running."
If you have any information in this case, you're asked to call New Albany Police.
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