Missouri Burglary Suspect Causes Wreck While Fleeing

November 3, 2011

A St. Louis, Mo., burglary suspect and two others are seriously injured but expected to survive after the suspect allegedly ran a red light and crashed an SUV into two cars while trying to avoid police.

Police were called Tuesday to a home that was being burglarized. An officer saw a gold sport utility vehicle and tried to stop it, but the SUV sped away. Police spokesman Rick Eckhard says the officer did not give chase.

A short time later in Florissant, another county officer saw the SUV speeding and tried to pull it over, but the SUV wouldn’t stop. The suspect then ran a red light and struck the two cars, then a telephone pole.

Eckhard says the officer in Florissant also did not chase the suspect.

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