- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol says a driver was hurt during a Cleveland-area police chase when his car struck two utility poles and a tree and split in half.

Cleveland.com (https://bit.ly/2eZBvSZ ) reports the patrol says the chase began Sunday afternoon in East Cleveland and reached speeds of about 75 mph. Authorities say the driver lost control of the car after a city cruiser began chasing it.

It wasn’t immediately clear why police began chasing the car.

The driver was thrown from the car during the crash. He was taken to a hospital, and authorities said his condition wasn’t immediately known.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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