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IL: Police chase ends in crash on I-270 in Pontoon Beach

PONTOON BEACH, IL – According to KSDK, a driver was hurt in a crash while eluding police on I-270 EB in Pontoon Beach.

A police officer from Jennings tried to pull over an SUV driven by a 28-year-old man, for speeding near Goodfellow Blvd and Veronica Ave around midnight. The driver made a U-turn and went at the officer, prompting a pursuit for first-degree attempted assault of a police officer.

The chase went into Illinois. The driver tried to exit I-270 EB at Pontoon Beach when he hit the median and was ejected from the vehicle.

Rescue crews transported the 28-year-old to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities charged the 28-year-old with one count of resisting arrest by fleeing.

Crews shut down IL 111 and I-270 to process the scene. The area was reopened around 5:30 a.m.

The Illinois State Police is investigating the incident.

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