Two arrested, one hospitalized after police chase ends in crash in Southern Illinois

Two people were arrested and one was taken to the hospital after a police chase ended in a crash Thursday morning in Pontoon Beach.

The police chase began when someone interrupted a vehicle break-in in O’Fallon and the suspect fled in a car, Belleville Police reported on its Facebook page. The person was able to get the license plate and relayed it to police.

Multiple departments, including O’Fallon, Belleville and Caseyville police, began pursuing the car, which appeared to crash into a power pole on Illinois 111 near Horseshoe Lake Road at about 6 a.m., KMOV reported.

Two people inside the car fled but were arrested by police. Another was trapped inside the car and was taken to the hospital, Fox News reported.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6