Police chase in Chicago leads to Dolton crash, carjacking; 2nd crash in East Chicago

ByAlexis McAdams and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Chicago police chase leads to carjacking; pursuit ends in Dolton, East Chicago crashes
When one of the suspected vehicles crashed near a Shell gas station in south suburban Dolton, police said the suspect ran from the crash and carjacked a driver

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A police chase that began on Chicago's South Side led to a carjacking and ended in two separate crashes Wednesday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police, Norfolk Southern Railroad police officers said they began to pursue a Dodge pickup truck on southbound I-94 near 79th Street that was wanted in connection to a previous incident.

During the pursuit, state police said a minivan became involved in the incident and crashed at a gas station on Sibley west of I-94 in south suburban Dolton.

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State police said the drive and sole occupant of the minivan fled on foot after the crash and allegedly carjacked a Jeep on the northbound ramp from I-94 to westbound Sibley Avenue. The abandoned Jeep was recovered later by the Chicago Police Department.

The Dodge pickup truck continued to be pursued by NSRPD into East Chicago, Indiana, where it crashed. Both occupants were taken into custody, ISP said.

No injuries were reported. Illinois State Police were not involved in any of the pursuits.

ISP's Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 1 is investigating the alleged carjacking that took place on the ramp from I-94 to Sibley Avenue. No suspect is in custody in that incident.