Driver leads police on chase crashes into bank

first_imgA vehicle crashed into an Orchards-area bank early Wednesday morning after its driver led officers on a short chase, according to the Vancouver Police Department.No injuries were reported, department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email.Kapp said officers first saw a black Scion driving without its headlights on about 1:05 a.m. near Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast Burton Road. An officer tried to stop the car, but the driver sped away north on 112th Avenue through several sets of red traffic lights. Pursuing officers ended the chase.Minutes later, the car reportedly crashed into the front of the Umpqua Bank branch at 10705 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.The vehicle was lying on its top, and all of the occupants had fled, Kapp said.Officers found a trail of discarded clothing leading toward 112th Avenue, Kapp said, and encountered a boy nearby wearing only underwear.Kapp said he was arrested for an outstanding warrant, but it was unknown whether he was involved in the crash.The investigation into the crash is ongoing.last_img

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