Police pursuit ends with crash, 2 troopers hurt

By Nikki Bowers | nbowers@8newsnow.com

Published 07/07 2015 04:15PM

Updated 07/07 2015 04:17PM

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Two Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were taken to University Medical Center following a police pursuit that ended in a crash Tuesday afternoon, according to law enforcement.

The crash happened around 2:48 p.m. near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard at Lamb Boulevard.   The eastbound lanes of Charleston at Lamb are closed.

Troopers said the incident unfolded around 2:09 p.m. when a black Chevy SUV was reported stolen.  A trooper spotted the SUV going southbound on U.S. 95 at Rancho Drive.  The trooper tried to stop the driver, but the vehicle kept going, so the trooper pursued it.

NHP said the SUV went southbound on U.S. 95 just north of Boulder City.  NHP said troopers were attempting to drive the suspect out of the city, but the vehicle turned around and started going northbound on U.S. 95. 

The SUV eventually got off on Charleston Boulevard and headed east when it hit a spike strip that caused the SUV to lose one of its tires. 

The SUV then struck two NHP vehicles and a Metro K-9 vehicle before authorities stopped him near Charleston and Lamb boulevards.

The troopers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver was taken into custody.

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