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One suspect caught, another escaped after a high-speed chase in Billings

Montana Highway Patrol troopers were led on a high-speed chase
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Posted at 11:13 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 14:17:12-04

Montana Highway Patrol troopers were led on a high-speed chase through Billings late Saturday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Kyle Hayter, officers tried to initiate a traffic stop on a black Ford Focus hatchback near State and South 27th Street at around 4:30 p.m.

The suspect vehicle drove away, leading MHP on a chase through much of the southside before eventually getting on Grand Avenue near Division.

The hatchback then crossed Division and entered 6th Avenue North heading the wrong way.

Between North 30th and North 29th the vehicle was clipped by a Chevy minivan that had been hit by a white passenger car that had slammed on its brakes because of the incident.

The two occupants, both male, ran away from the scene; one was caught immediately. It appeared that he has several warrants in other states, according to MHP. The other suspect is still at large. Authorities have not yet released the names of the two men.

Billings Police Department was notified of the chase but did not actively participate.

There were no major injuries reported in the accident. BPD, AMR, and Billings Fire were all on the scene as well as MHP.