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Two arrested after police chase with stolen vehicle ends in three-car crash

Bettendorf police were chasing a car through the streets Tuesday afternoon when three cars crashed and brought rush-hour traffic to a halt.

BETTENDORF, Iowa — A woman was sent to the hospital and traffic was brought to a halt by a three-car crash during a police chase with a stolen vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

At around 5 p.m. on May 25, Bettendorf police were engaged in a high-speed chase with another vehicle on Utica Ridge.

When the chase reached the area of Utica Ridge and Tanglefoot Lane, the chaos resulted in the driver involved and two other cars colliding with each other.

Bettendorf Police Chief Keith Kimball said the driver of the stolen vehicle was arrested after a short foot chase.  A female passenger was wanted out of Rock Island County. She was treated and released from the hospital and was taken into custody. 

Keith Kimball confirmed both people, Cake Casel and Stephanie Simonovich were taken to the Scott County Jail. 

The crash blocked off traffic for over an hour. 

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