INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department is on the scene of a crash near 23rd Street and Hardy Avenue that injured two people.

According to police, officers were following a stolen truck, with four people inside, on 23rd Street and Sterling Avenue and that vehicle sped away and crashed.

Police emphasized that the officer had stopped chasing the stolen truck before the crash.

Investigators said the driver of the stolen truck rear-ended a car near 23rd and Ralston. Two people inside the car were injured and went to hospitals. They are expected to survive.

The crash also caused a semi-truck to swerve and hit power line, but the semi continued to drive off.

Police said all four people who were inside the stolen truck at in custody.

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