Suspect Killed In Pursuit After Crashing Into Nativity Scene

Photo Credit: KMOV

A suspect was killed when a car hit a nativity scene following a police chase throughout Macoupin County (IL) Thursday night.

According to the Illinois State Police Department, the driver committed a traffic violation and then fled when police activated their sirens. The chase was temporarily stopped until officers near Staunton spotted the vehicle around 8:30 p.m.

According to KMOV, while trying to get away, the suspect reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree and nativity scene at the corner of Franklin and Warren in Bunker Hill.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, died on scene.

The Illinois State Police Department is investigating the crash.

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