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Police say two to face charges after pursuit ends in crash

St. Albans police say two men will face charges after a police pursuit that started in St. Albans and ended with a crash in Hurricane. (MGN Online)

St. Albans police said a pursuit that started in St. Albans ended in Hurricane Friday after spike strips were used and the vehicle crashed.

Police said the driver was taken to the hospital and will be charged. Another man was arrested.

The pursuit started about 6:30 p.m. after a traffic stop near St. Albans High School. The driver sped off at a high rate of speed on to Kanawha Terrace -- westbound in the eastbound lane and nearly striking several cars along the way.

The pursuit ended in Hurricane when Hurricane police used spike strips, causing the driver to crash into a big hole in the road. There were three people in the car.

About nine law enforcement officers were involved in the pursuit from the St. Albans and Hurricane police departments and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

St. Albans Police Chief Joe Crawford said the two men will face charges ranging from felony fleeing to reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. Other charges are pending from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

It is unclear why the driver sped away.

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