Euclid officer suffers minor injuries during traffic stop; police arrest 2 suspects after chase, crash in Willowick

WILLOWICK, Ohio --Willowick police are investigating a car chase that ended in a crash.

The crash occurred on East 305th Street near the Route 2 entrance.

At just before 9 p.m., Euclid police say one of their officers was conducting an investigation on a traffic stop in a parking lot on Lakeshore Blvd.

When the officer opened the passenger door to speak to the occupants, the driver put the car in gear and took off, Euclid Capt. Kevin Kelly told FOX 8 News.  When that happened, the officer was knocked to the ground and suffered minor injuries.

"The officer is okay. He has minor bumps and bruises,"  Capt. Kelly said, after he spoke to the officer on the phone.

Willowick police were monitoring Euclid police's radio channel and located the car, pursued it and were able to arrest both suspects when they crashed.

Kelly said no Euclid cars were involved in the pursuit. "All great work by Willowick PD. Thank you Willowick PD. Great job team blue," Kelly said.

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