Independence police say shoplifting suspects involved in crash that leaves many injured

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The Independence Police Department asked drivers to steer clear of E. 39th Street and Independence Center Drive while they investigated and cleared a crash with multiple vehicles involved on Thursday night.

The police department said shoplifting suspects fled from officers and then crashed, leaving several people needing medical attention.

The injuries are said to be minor. FOX 4 will update this story with charges against the suspects and their identities when court papers are filed.