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Three taken into custody after Thruway pursuit, rollover crash

New York State Police say no injuries were reported after a high speed pursuit on the Thruway, and rollover crash, which happened near Exit 35.

On Monday around 12:30 a.m. troopers from North Syracuse attempted a traffic stop when they observed a vehicle traveling 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. The vehicle also traveled over the fog line several times.

As the officer approached the vehicle, the car sped off – resulting in a pursuit. The vehicle attempted to get off the thruway at Exit 35, but the operator lost control – resulting in a rollover crash.

Police say all three occupants then fled on foot. Troopers took a female into custody, and officers from the DeWitt Police Department located a second female who had fled from the vehicle.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s AIR1, who responded to the area, was able to locate the third individual hiding in a wooded area near the crash scene.

Two passengers in the vehicle, a 17-year-old female and a 15-year-old female, both from Utica were both charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a Class D felony.

The driver, a 16-year-old from Syracuse was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and fleeing from a police officer.

Troopers say the vehicle was stolen from Utica. All were issued an appearance ticket and released to their guardians.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the DeWitt Police Department, Syracuse Police Department K9, and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, including AIR 1.


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