Two police pursuits Sunday with one ending in rollover crash

Two police pursuits Sunday with one ending in rollover crash

ILLINOIS (WMIX/WDML NEWS) — Two police pursuits occurred in the listening are over the weekend. The first around 12:07pm Sunday as MVPD officers were attempting to make a traffic stop on a black Ford F150 with dealer plates.

The vehicle fled from officers northbound on I-57 from exit 95 at speeds reaching 95mph. The pursuit then headed westbound on I-64 from the northbound interchange.

Officers followed the vehicle until roughly the Washington county line where the pursuit was terminated out of public safety concerns.

The vehicle is still outstanding.


The second pursuit occurred around 5:05pm in Marion County where Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance and several 911 hang-ups on Route 161 west of the I-57 interchange.

As the MCSO made contact with the vehicle, the driver fled from deputies southbound on I-57 with speeds in excess of 100mph.

The driver turned at the Dix exit, heading back northbound on I-57 towards Marion County.

The driver exited at Centralia and proceeded to lead deputies on a lengthy chase that wound through Cartter and the southeastern portion of Marion County.

MCSO then performed a pit maneuver on the vehicle and brought the pursuit to a stop on Route 161 just west of Old Bell Rd.

The driver now identified as 41-year-old Adam Louis Lee was taken into custody and is being held at the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

(photo credit: Dillan Bonner)

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