Parma police car hits tree, catches fire

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PARMA, Ohio – A Parma police car crashed and caught fire Sunday as officers were looking for a suspect.

Parma police tell Fox 8 that this was not a pursuit, but that the officer driving the car thought he saw a suspect that they had been looking for. As he traveled near West 60th Street, near Wilbur Avenue, he hit the tree.

The pictures captured quite a fire, but the officer was not injured.

Police are still looking for the suspect and the accident is being investigated.