- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (AP) - A law enforcement chase of a vehicle ended with a crash and fiery accident in north-central Kansas.

Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman says the chase started Friday morning in Minneapolis when an officer tried to stop a pickup truck because a taillight was out.

The driver fled and was chased by Minneapolis police and Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies on U.S. 81 into Saline County. It eventually hit a Saline County Sheriff vehicle, went down an embankment and caught fire. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the truck was stolen.

KCLY reports (http://bit.ly/16XN7KN ) Coleman said the vehicle was carrying several cans of gasoline, which likely caused the fire.

The 51-year-old driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries and is jailed in Ottawa County. The trooper was treated for minor injuries.

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Information from: KCLY-FM.

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