Driver hits officer’s car, causes police chase

UPDATE 11:26 p.m. – It appears the chase has stopped at mile marker 107 on I-74 westbound. That’s between Morton and Goodfield. Heart of Illinois ABC news crews report there are several law enforcement agencies on scene. Both eastbound lanes of I-74 are open. The westbound lanes are down to one.

Dispatch indicated the officer whose car was hit is okay.

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TAZEWELL COUNTY (WEEK) – Someone hit a Deer Creek Police officer’s squad car, which sparked a police chase down I-74 Wednesday night.

A Tazewell County dispatcher confirmed that much about the incident. It is unclear where the chase started, but the driver sped off down I-74 West, passing through Tazewell County sometime just after 10:30 p.m.

This is a developing story; it will be updated. 

Molly Jirasek

Molly Jirasek

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