Fort Smith High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash

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FORT SMITH(KFSM) — One person was hospitalized after crashing during a high-speed chase through Fort Smith Thursday night (Jan. 12), according to police.

Just before 5:00 p.m., police received a call about a reckless driver going over the Garrison Bridge. Officers spotted the car on Zero Street, but when they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took off, according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs.

The suspect crashed the car at Towson Avenue and South U Street, colliding with another car and a gas meter, Grubbs said. Officers at the scene told 5NEWS the car smelled like alcohol.

A witness said he could hear and smell the gas pipes leaking in the area where the vehicle crashed. He said crews quickly responded and turned the gas off.