Teenager arrested after stealing a vehicle and crashing into traffic

A teenager who stole a car in Ferguson on Wednesday was arrested after a car chase near Highway 70 in St. Louis.

The St. Louis County Police officers from the Central County Precinct observed a vehicle on eastbound Highway 70 that was taken in a carjacking in Ferguson approximately 15 minutes prior.

The officers attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle refused to pull over, after which police initiated a pursuit which lasted less than a minute after the suspect’s stolen vehicle crashed into another vehicle.

According to police, the suspect attempted to flee the accident but was taken into custody shortly thereafter.

The person who was in the other vehicle that was struck was treated by EMS and was released at the scene.

The suspect was a 15-year-old male and will be taken to Family Court for further investigation.

This story will be updated.

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