Two troopers injured in early morning chase

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. —

An attempted traffic stop early Tuesday morning turned into a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 120 mph and resulted in two troopers crashing into each other.

Shortly after midnight, a Washington State Patrol trooper pulled over a car on southbound Interstate 5 near 128th Street in south Everett. Three people were inside the car, which police said had been reported as stolen.

When a man who was a passenger got out of the car, a second man and his female passenger sped away.

The fleeing car exited southbound I-5 at 164th Street in Lynnwood with troopers in pursuit.  At Maple Road and Ash Way, the two patrol vehicles crashed. Both troopers were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and have since been released.

See photos of the crash here.

Meanwhile, the stolen car entered southbound I-5 again and continued all the way to South Seattle, reaching speeds of 120 mph.  It then exited I-5 at Boeing Access Road and ran a red light at Marginal Way. It was at that point that authorities decided to end the chase.

The man and the woman in the car are still at large.

The man who had been a passenger in the car was taken to Swedish Hospital in Everett after telling officers he had swallowed heroin. 

The entire chase was about 30 miles.

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