Fire Erupts After Fleeing Driver Crashes Into Missouri Home

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a fire erupted after a fleeing driver crashed a stolen pickup truck into an Independence house.

The driver wasn’t injured and was taken into custody after getting out of the burning Ford F-250. The house also caught on fire, and officers helped a man inside escape from the flames. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver took off Sunday night when he realized that Independence officers were following the stolen truck. The chase lasted about a minute before the crash.

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