Raw: Suspect crashes after leading police on bi-state chase

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:56 AM

(KMOV) – A home invasion suspect crashed in St. Charles County after leading officers from several different department on a high-speed pursuit across the bi-state Tuesday morning.

According to police, the pursuit started when officers in Madison County spotted a Chevrolet Silverado matching the description of one used in an earlier home invasion.

Madison County officers lost track of the suspect, later identified as 44-year-old Steven Roswell after crossing the Clark Bridge. The vehicle was observed on northbound Highway 367 heading toward Alton at Lindbergh.

St. Louis County police officers picked up the pursuit at Highway 367 at Parker Road in north St. Louis County. Officers chased Roswell at a high rate of speed across Highway 367.

The suspect then turned at Highway 67 and 94, where he headed northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 67.  According to police, officers involved in the pursuit stayed on the northbound side of Highway 67 during the chase. 

The chase ended in St. Charles County Roswell’s vehicle struck an oncoming box truck around 12:40 a.m.

The driver of the box truck was not hurt in the wreck. Roswell was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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