Car crashes moments after Ohio police chase is canceled, two drivers arrested on warrants

Posted at 5:32 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 11:30:49-05

A canceled chase in Akron, Ohio ended in a two-car crash with both drivers being arrested on warrants, according to police.

Police said the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at an intersection.

Police said they got behind a red Hyundai that was stolen and tried to pull the driver over when he took off. The driver reached speeds of around 80 mph when a supervisor canceled the chase. 

Police said the driver continued to accelerate and 30 seconds later they found the car crashed. 

The Hyundai hit a minivan and then a pole, a fire hydrant, another pole, before eventually coming to rest next door to an Akron fire station. The Hyundai was shredded in the crash leaving its trunk lid in a parking lot, part of its door wrapped around a traffic light pole and a wheel a hundred feet away.

The driver of the stolen Hyundai had warrants and will be taken to jail after he is released from the hospital with what police say are minor injuries.

The driver of the minivan was also a wanted felon and he will also be arrested after he is released from the hospital with what police say were minor injuries.