Man leads police on high-speed chase, crashes, flees on foot

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - Police in Washington County said a driver led them on a chase that reached 90 mph early Friday morning before crashing into a police SUV and taking off on foot.

Channel 11’s Dave Bondy reported that officers tried pulling the driver over in Canonsburg because he had a burned out headlight. Officials said that’s when he sped off. Police followed the driver onto Interstate 79.

Authorities said the driver got off at the Southpointe exit, where he hit a Canonsburg police car. The officer inside was not hurt and the police SUV has minor front end damage.

After the crash, police said, the driver got out of his car and took off on foot.

Investigators said the car involved belongs to someone who lives in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, however they aren’t sure if the owner was behind the wheel.

No injuries were reported.