Police seek suspect in Thursday night’s elaborate high-speed chase

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CHICAGO -- Authorities in the Chicago area are still searching for a suspect in a chase that covered about 50 miles and included several crashes along the way Wednesday night.

Around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, a car crashed into a garden apartment home at Berteau and Ashland on Chicago's North Side.

No one was injured.

Illinois State Police vehicle hit a car it was chasing, which then hit another vehicle. The vehicle that was hit crashed into the apartment. That driver and passenger were taken to a hospital with minor cuts.

But the chase started miles away after a person of interest in a heroin death investigation was spotted in the western suburb of Lombard.

From there a chase involving multiple agencies ensued.

From Lombard it went East on 290 to downtown Chicago where a Chicago police car responding to the pursuit crashed with another vehicle near Congress Parkway and South Leavitt St. Two of the officers were taken to hospitals and so was the driver of the other vehicle.

All three have non-life-threatening injuries.

The pursuit continued north on Lake Shore Drive then west on Hollywood.

It looped through streets in the Chicago neighborhoods of Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown then turned south on Ashland Ave.

That is when and where the apartment crash occurred.

Then suspect then drove south on Ashland to the Stevenson Expressway.

The chase was stopped there and car was later found abandoned in Bensenville.

The person police were chasing us wanted in connection to a heroin death investigation.

At various times the chase was called off because it was too dangerous and then restarted when the car was spotted down the road.
Police say know exactly who they are looking for and as for the vehicle, the Pontiac 2002 it's been impounded as part of the investigation

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