CLEVELAND — Police are searching for driver in a trooper chase that ended in a two-car crash on Cleveland’s east side.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 5:45 p.m. Friday troopers attempted to stop a Hyundai Elantra for driving without lights on E. 75th Street near Superior Avenue.
Officials said the Hyundai turned on its light but immediately fled and a pursuit ensued.
The Hyundai reportedly reached a red light near Wade Park Avenue on E. 79th Street. OSHP said the vehicle failed to slow down for the intersection and struck a Chevrolet Impala.
According to OSHP the pursuit ended at that point and the two people inside the Hyundai exited the car. The driver reportedly fled the scene and a 16-year-old passenger was arrested on scene and taken to the hospital.
OSHP said they found a loaded 9mm gun with the 16-year-old outside the vehicle, as well as two other guns inside the car.
The driver of the Hyundai is still on the run.
Cleveland EMS told FOX 8 that they transported two victims in the Chevrolet – a man and 30-year-old woman – to University Hospitals in critical condition. OSHP said that the two suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The crash currently remains under investigation. OSHP says charged are pending completion of that investigation.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from authorities.