Two people injured in crash in Great Falls, police investigating

Posted at 11:18 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 13:18:21-04

(1st Report, 10:28 a.m.) Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash in Great Falls.

It is near the intersection of 4th Avenue South and 12th Street.

There is no word yet on whether anyone has been seriously injured.

We have a reporter heading to the area and will keep you updated.

(UPDATE, 10:47 a.m.) Great Falls Fire Rescue says that it was a "high-impact motor vehicle accident."

Extrication is complete and patients have been taken to hospital, but the area is still congested. 

We have received several unconfirmed reports from witnesses who said that the crash happened during a high-speed chase.

(UPDATE, 11:03 a.m.) Passenger in the vehicle was extricated and taken to hospital; nature and severity of injuries unknown at this point.

The driver of the vehicle ran away but didn’t make it far before police found him. He was also taken to hospital for injuries.

Police were responding to an unrelated incident nearby when an officer saw the red car speed past her.

Before the officer could respond, she saw the car crash into several vehicles and a camper.

(UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.) The GFPD says that Officer Hronek is looking for the driver of a vehicle that was nearly t-boned at the intersection of 13th St and 4th Ave S around 10:15 this morning.

The GFPD said: "Hronek witnessed a red Honda Accord, traveling westbound on 4th Ave S, swerve to miss a vehicle that was traveling on 13th St. The vehicle that was almost hit was likely a black Jeep Liberty, or something similar. The driver of the red Honda proceeded to crash into multiple vehicles in the 1200 block of 4th Ave S, causing several thousands of dollars of damage.The driver of the black vehicle is encouraged to call SPO Hronek at our non-emergency number (727-7688 X5), or reach out to us via private message (on Facebook)."

We will keep you update.