Police chase of stolen vehicle ends in crash; sends 2 to hospital with serious injuries, 1 critical
CENTRAL, La. (WAFB) - The Central Police Department is investigating a crash on Tuesday, May 24, that the Baton Rouge Police Department reported was the end of a chase after the driver of a stolen vehicle refused to stop.
According to BRPD, detectives received information about a stolen 2001 Mercedes SLK on Plank Road around 3:45 p.m. Investigators reported it was taken during a carjacking on Harding Boulevard on Sunday, May 22, around noon.
Officials said the driver, with a female passenger inside, refused to stop when the officers tried to pull them over. They added the driver lost control on Joor Road near Lovett Road in Central.
According to Central police, the car went off the road, hit a culvert, and became airborne. It crashed into the Grace Community Church sign and flipped.
Central police said they worked with BRPD officers and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies to lift the car and extricate the female passenger, who had been pinned underneath it.
BRPD said the man and woman inside the car were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The female passenger is in critical condition, according to Central police.
Joor Road was shut down north of Lovett Road for some time.
The investigation is ongoing.
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