CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Charges are pending following a police chase in Harrison County Tuesday afternoon.

Two people were transported to United Hospital Center after crashing their vehicle into a parked police cruiser near Wilsonburg Elementary School, Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny confirmed.

Deputies with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department attempted a routine traffic stop when the driver sped off, going through Lumberport into the Dola area.

Matheny said police deployed stop sticks to end the pursuit before the vehicle reached the elementary school. The driver then slammed on his brakes and lost control of the vehicle, which is when he crashed into the police cruiser.

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