Police: Teen leads troopers on chase, crashes into pole in Foxborough

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a 15-year-old driver nearly struck a police cruiser before crashing into a utility pole.

Authorities say a trooper was stopped at a crash on Route 495 in Raynham on Wednesday morning when a passing car nearly struck his vehicle. The trooper pursued the suspect into Mansfield as the car travelled over 100 mph.

Authorities say a few minutes after the police decided to end the chase, troopers in Foxborough and local police responded to a crash.

Authorities say the suspect in the chase, a 15-year-old Stoughton boy, had crashed into a utility pole. The boy was taken into custody and treated for injuries at Boston Medical Center.

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State police say they recovered a handgun at the scene.

The teen will face charges.