Cellphone video shows high-speed chase suspect running from SPD, squad car crashes

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UPDATE 06/27/19 11:38 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Reporters on the scene are learning more details about a Thursday morning high-speed chase between police and one suspect in an orange Ford Mustang.

According to an SPD Leitenant Robert Byrne, the car chase ended after the suspect crashed his car on Kansas Expressway.

Officers say he got out of the car and ran away from the scene of the crash. Officers chased him on foot. Other officers drove after him.

In the video above, taken by witness Steven Adams, you can see the moment the suspect takes off.

One SPD squad vehicle, an SUV, clipped the suspect was sent into a ravine.

Reporters were there to see the squad car towed away. You can watch the video here.

The officer driving that SUV is okay. The suspect gained minor injuries and was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

There was a passenger in the Ford Mustang, a woman, but neither police not Highway Patrol have released any information on her.

Police say they haven’t found any weapons in the car or on the suspect.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A high-speed chase beginning in Polk County has ended in Springfield.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested around 8 a.m. Thursday (6/27/19) morning after crashing an orange and black Ford Mustang into two other vehicles.

Police investigating the scene

The chase started in the Bolivar area when officers were following up on a disturbance call. The vehicle police were looking for was located at a local business and officers attempted to trap it in. The driver rammed a police car to escape and drove southbound on Highway 13, reaching speeds of over 100 mph. As the vehicle entered Springfield it ran over spike strips laid down by authorities and crashed in front of the McDonald’s on Highway 13, just south of I-44.

A witness on scene told us that the driver ran on foot after the crash happened, but was apprehended quickly.

A passenger in the Mustang was found unconscious, but has regained consciousness and was being treated.

Authorities say there are no life threatening injuries, but a few people were transported to a local hospital.

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