Driver hospitalized after high-speed chase in Cape Girardeau, MO

Driver hospitalized after high-speed chase in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A traffic stop ended in a crash on Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau late Friday night, August 3.

According to Cape Girardeau Police, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Frederick and Williams Street. The blue Dodge Charger failed to stop and a chase ensued. The vehicle went north up Sprigg at a high rate of speed.

The officer then lost sight of the vehicle near Sprigg and Bellevue and then saw smoke shortly after. The driver had hit a utility pole and another vehicle near Mason St. on North Sprigg.

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The other driver suffered non-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

The driver of the Charger was found unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital for "advanced treatment".

He was then later transferred to a St. Louis medical center for further treatment. As of Monday, August 6, the driver was in intensive care listed in stable condition.

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