Stolen car chase ends when 2 juveniles crash into North Carolina State Highway Patrol vehicle

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a trooper was injured after a Wake County chase ended in a crash Saturday morning.

Officials said a trooper attempted to stop a Hyundai on I-40 W near Harrison Avenue for going 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. The car was later confirmed to be stolen.

After the Hyundai failed to stop, a pursuit began. The driver of the Hyundai struck a patrol vehicle on Nowell Drive near NC-54, causing it to travel off the road and into a tree.

The Hyundai also crashed after striking the patrol vehicle. Two male juveniles were taken into custody after the crash.

A trooper suffered minor injuries and will be checked out later Saturday.

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