Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
SIU Vehicle Stolen, Crashed
CARBONDALE -- Police were led on a high speed chase down Route 13 Wednesday night by a man who stole a truck owned by Southern Illinois University.
The truck was being used to delivery the Daily Egyptian newspaper. Carbondale Police say the suspect stole the vehicle while the driver was inside the Circle K gas station around 10:30 Wednesday night.
Officers spotted the stolen truck in Marion about an hour later. Several departments chased the suspect more than 15 miles back to Carbondale. The suspect eventually crashed at the corner of Brush and East Walkup Streets. After the crash the suspect tried to run away, but was quickly caught and arrested.
No names have been released as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Stay with News 3 for updates.
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