Police chase crosses state lines, ends in crash

Police chase crosses state lines, ends in crash

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A police chase starting from Marshall, Texas has ended with a crash in west Shreveport.

Marshall police was contacted just after 9 p.m. regarding two women accused shoplifting at Walmart, according to Marshall Police spokeswoman Kelly Colvin.

After officers spotted women matching the description of the suspects, they attempted to stop them and led police on a chase from Texas Highway 80 to Interstate 20.

Shreveport police received the call just after 9:30 p.m. Officers on the scene are saying that the car has crashed near W. 70th Street and Meriwether Road.

According to Shreveport police spokeswoman Angie Willhite, the chase ended in a crash after the driver of the car hit the railroad tracks near Meriwether Road. The vehicle clipped a gas meter in the 3300 block of Meriwether and eventually hit a tree.

The driver was pinned in the car, and the passenger was ejected, Colvin said.

Both women are being sent to a University Health with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Shreveport Fire Department and CenterPoint Energy is on the scene to stop the gas leak.

Police recovered various items from the car including baby care products and a radio.

Shreveport Police, Marshall Police Department, and Texas Department of Safety are on the scene.

Colvin said that the women will be charged in Marshall with evading arrest and theft.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 as more details become available.

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