A St. Joseph man led deputies on a high-speed chase through Doniphan and Buchanan counties Tuesday night, which ended with a crash.
Deputy Douglas Stockstad with the Doniphan County Sheriff’s Department said the man was driving across a bridge into Kansas with a broken taillight and improper tag, which prompted deputies to initiate a traffic stop.
Stockstad said the driver then sped off in a white Cadillac into Missouri. He said after a short pursuit with speeds reaching 65 to 70 miles per hour, the chase ended when the driver slammed into a dark-colored car shortly after 9 p.m. in front of Walmart at 3022 S. Belt Highway.
Stockstad said the driver was driving about 45 to 60 miles per hour near Walmart and did not maneuver around the vehicle fast enough at the intersection and struck the front-end of the car.
Sgt. Keith Dudley with the St. Joseph Police Department said the Cadillac came to a rest a short distance farther south from the initial accident. He also said St. Joseph Police Department was assisting the Elwood Police and the Sheriff’s Department with the accident since it occurred in its jurisdiction. He said the pursuit subject was taken into custody and would be held until he was extradited to Doniphan County.
Sgt. Dudley said the man and infant in the dark-colored sedan and the suspect were all transported to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries that could potentially be serious. Both vehicles had severe damage and were towed from the scene. Stockstad said the man faces charges in both Doniphan and Buchanan counties.