Chicago carjacking suspect leads Illinois State Police on chase across several expressways
WILL COUNTY, Ill. - There was a crazy scene on multiple interstates Wednesday afternoon as Illinois State Police pursued a car wanted in connection to a carjacking in Chicago.
The pursuit ended on Interstate 55 and Interstate 80, but started near Interstate 94 and 75th Street.
The driver fled, and ISP pursued.
The chase continued for 45 minutes on I-80 and I-294, and then finally on southbound I-55.
At times, speeds were thought to be close to 100 mph.
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Shorewood police were listening and realized the chase was coming their way, so they were prepared.
Shorewood officers deployed spike strips seconds before the offending vehicle drove over them.
The driver was taken into custody.
Chicago police say the 2019 Volkswagon Jetta, matching the description of the car being pursued by Illinois State Police, was stolen Wednesday morning. It happened in the West Lakeview neighborhood. Chicago police say a 69-year-old man was carjacked by an armed gunman.
ISP’s license plate readers picked up the stolen car and that’s when the pursuit began.