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Rapid City police chase ends in crash, injuries

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Rapid City police chase ends in crash, injuries
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City police say a car being pursued by officers crashed into a light pole and caught fire, sending the three people inside to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

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Authorities say the car sped off Wednesday night when an officer tried to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation, and eventually crashed. Police say someone tossed a gun from the vehicle during the chase, and officers later found other weapons including a sawed-off shotgun in the car, along with methamphetamine.

The 19-year-old driver was arrested on several charges, and charges against the two passengers are pending.

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