Chase ends in wreck, southbound I-35 at US 69 Highway back open

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PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. — The highway is back open after a chase ending in a wreck closed the southbound lanes of I-35 at US 69 Highway in Pleasant Valley.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Claycomo police tried pulling over a vehicle just before 6:30 a.m. believed to be related to multiple property crimes.

Police said the vehicle would not pull over and the suspect assaulted the officers. Deputies deployed tire deflation devices.

During the pursuit, the driver entered the highway going the wrong way and then corrected it and went northbound on I-35.

Several cars crashed avoiding the suspect.

Th 36-year-old man was taken into custody shortly after outside a nearby QuikTrip.

Traffic was backed past 152 Highway.

At this time, it is unsure how many vehicles are involved or any injuries. FOX4 will update as those details become available.

The crash is under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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