Car crashes into Freshii in Evanston

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A car crashed into another car and then into the front of a Freshii store in Evanston Friday evening, officials say.

Police say officers tried to pull the car over for a minor traffic violation, but the driver fled, then struck a woman in her SUV and finally crashed into the storefront near Sherman and Davis.

There is extensive damage to the front store, which was closed for New Year's Day, but police say there is no structural damage.

The 51-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured. The offending car's driver, an 18-year-old male from Chicago, and the front seat passenger, a 22-year-old male from Chicago, were both taken to Evanston North Shore University Hospital with minor injuries, according to police. Officials say the 25-year-old female passenger in the backseat of the car was not injured.

Police say officers recovered a handgun and a small amount of marijuana from the vehicle after the crash, but the incident remains under investigation.

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