UPDATE: Car hijacking leads to rollover crash on War Memorial

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UPDATE (8:58) — A series of armed vehicular hijackings led to a rollover crash near War Memorial and Knoxville Ave. Tuesday.

According to Peoria Public Information Officer Amy Dotson, police received reports of two armed vehicular hijackings incidents around 12:25 p.m. and 4:37 p.m. Tuesday.

A call of a third armed vehicular hijacking near Thrush and California Ave. came in around 5:07 p.m. The vehicle fled from police after it was located by an officer.

While attempting to elude police, the car crashed into a civilian vehicle near War Memorial Drive and Knoxville Ave. causing the fleeing vehicle to roll over onto its top.

Dotson stated that no serious injuries were sustained during the crash. All the occupants of the vehicle were transported to a local hospital. All the suspects are juveniles.

Detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A single-vehicle rollover crash has backed up traffic in Peoria.

Police have blocked all southbound traffic on Knoxville from War Memorial. Northbound, there will be delays from Forest Hill.

Those present at the scene reported three or four teenagers were being chased by police when they crashed into a median and hit another car. The teenagers were taken away by a police officer with minor injuries. The Peoria Police Department has not confirmed this information.

WMBD has a reporter on the scene. This story will be updated.

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