Chase ends with firey crash into gas main

JPD says suspect taken to hospital
Chase ends with firey crash into gas main

The Joplin police department says a chase led to a dangerous situation with a gas main.

A JPD officer attempted to stop a vehicle and the driver fled. The driver drove through a yard and drove at the officer. A pursuit was initiated and the vehicle crashed at 5th and Michigan.

Police say the driver was rescued from the car by officers as natural gas spewed from a broken main. The driver is being transported for injuries from the crash and further investigation is underway.