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.