State police cruisers damaged during pursuit that ends in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A police pursuit ended with a crash in Harrisburg on Wednesday evening.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the incident began on Route 22/322 near Fishing Creek Valley Road (Route 443) in Middle Paxton Township when a trooper came across a pickup truck driver committing traffic violations.

After a traffic stop, the driver fled in the pickup truck on Route 22/322 into Harrisburg, according to police.

A 58-year-old front seat passenger of the pickup truck jumped out of the vehicle during the pursuit, followed by the 50-year-old driver and a 20-year-old back seat passenger in the area of Boyd and 5th streets, causing the truck to slow to a stop, police said.

The pickup crashed into a parked vehicle and the following state police cruiser also crashed.

The 58-year-old and 20-year-old were taken into custody right away, but have since been released.

The 50-year-old man involved was found by police a short time later after a search of the area. He is in Dauphin County Prison on a warrant detainer.

The Dauphin County District Attorney’s office is reviewing the case to determine charges.

While two state police cruisers were damaged during the pursuit, no troopers were injured.

The occupants of the truck have not been identified by name.

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