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FORD HEIGHTS — A rollover crash with injuries near Ill. 394 resulted from a pursuit involving Dyer Police, authorities said.

A Dyer officer first observed two vehicles, a Chevy Impala and another four-door sedan, exiting Clark Road in Dyer at a high rate of speed around 12:55 a.m. Sunday. The vehicles proceeded west on U.S. 30 and the officer followed, Dyer Police Detective Cmdr. Don Foley said.

The Chevy Impala then pulled into the Exxon gas station, 501 Joliet St., and the officer followed to approach the vehicle. The Impala then turned around, slammed into the front left side of the squad car, and exited back onto westbound U.S. 30. The officer began pursuing the vehicle, Foley said.

The chase traveled into Illinois on U.S. 30. The Impala then turned on the northbound ramp to Ill. 394. The driver lost control, drove off the ramp and rolled over around 1 a.m., Foley said.

Two subjects in the Impala were transported to Franciscan Health in Dyer. The driver, a 21-year-old, had serious injuries. The front seat passenger, a 16-year-old, had minor non-life threatening injuries. A handgun was located in the vehicle, Foley and Illinois State Police said.

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The Impala showed markings consistent with the Dyer Auto Auction, and is believed to have been stolen. Dyer Police returned to the business, 641 Joliet St., and found the gate had been damaged.

An investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending, Foley said.

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Kale is a photojournalist and digital producer with the Times. He is a Region native, hailing from Schererville. He shoots photos, writes feature stories and produces Byline, a Times podcast. He is a graduate of Indiana University.