Police chase results in two car crash

Courier photo by Priscilla Waggoner

Suspect still at large

ALAMOSA -- A vehicle was attempting to elude officers with the Alamosa Police Department late Friday night when it ran a stop sign and was struck by an SUV, causing the SUV to land on its side and the suspect vehicle to crash through a fence. The suspect fled from the scene on foot.

According to APD Chief Anderson, at 10:32pm Friday night, APD officers observed a white Mercury sedan with no headlights driving northbound on State Avenue. The officers caught up to the vehicle and attempted to make contact, initiating their emergency lights and sirens. Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped up, attempting to flee.

APD officers pursued the vehicle for several blocks. As the vehicle, now traveling eastbound on 9th Street, approached the intersection at 9th Street and State Avenue, it failed to slow down for the stop sign and continued through the intersection where it was struck by a sports utility vehicle heading southbound on State Avenue.

The suspect vehicle crashed through a fence into the property on the southeast corner of the intersection, coming to a stop on its wheels. The impact caused the SUV to lose control, ultimately coming to a rest on its side.

The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries at the scene. However, the suspect driving the white Mercury sedan fled the scene and has not been located at this time. Alamosa Police Department is looking into any and all leads which will assist them in the identification and apprehension of the suspect.

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