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Wausau Chase Ends in Crash

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A chase in Wausau ended with a crash that sent the driver to the hospital.

The Wausau Police Department says one of their officer’s tried to stop a vehicle for speeding early Sunday morning. 

The driver was in the area of Grand Avenue and Sturgeon Eddy road.  He tried to flee.

A short pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed and caught fire near Memorial Park.

Wausau officers were able to put the fire out.

The 22 year old man driving had significant injuries.

He had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Wausau Fire Department, and was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment.

The Wisconsin State Patrol will handle the investigation.

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.