Crime

July 22, 2014

Pickup truck driver flees Venice police, hits tree

A police pursuit in Venice ended with a crash early Tuesday morning.

According to police reports, a suspect driving a red Dodge pickup truck fled when an officer tried to pull over the driver. The suspect was on Illinois 3 near Broadway when the truck ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

The driver was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The extent of the driver's injuries has not been revealed by police, who also did not say why they were pursuing the pickup driver.

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