Car crashes moments after Akron chase is canceled, two drivers arrested on warrants

AKRON, Ohio - A canceled chase in Akron ended in a two-car crash with both drivers being arrested on warrants, according to police.

Police said the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South Arlington and East Exchange Streets.

Police said they got behind a red Hyundai that was stolen and tried to pull the driver over when he took off. The driver reached speeds of around 80 mph when a supervisor canceled the chase. 

Police said the driver continued to accelerate and 30 seconds later they found the car crashed. 

The Hyundai hit a minivan at South Arlington and East Exchange then a pole, a fire hydrant, another pole, before eventually coming to rest at River Street and East Exchange Street next door to an Akron fire station. The Hyundai was shredded in the crash leaving its trunk lid in a parking lot, part of its door wrapped around a traffic light pole and a wheel a hundred feet away.

The driver of the stolen Hyundai had warrants and will be taken to jail after he is released from the hospital with what police say are minor injuries.

The driver of the minivan was also a wanted felon and he will also be arrested after he is released from the hospital with what police say were minor injuries.

The intersection was closed for about an hour while crews worked to clean all the debris up and towed the wrecked cars.

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