Trooper injured after chase, crash

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol Trooper was injured in a crash after a chase on I-90 in Bellevue.

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Three troopers in separate cruisers began pursuing a stolen van in the eastbound lanes at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday when the suspect got off the highway and then got back on heading westbound.

During the pursuit, the driver slammed on the brakes, but the troopers avoided hitting the van. However, one trooper rear-ended another trooper’s cruiser.

One trooper had minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The suspects, the driver and two passengers, were taken into custody at 12:19 a.m.

The crash on westbound I-90 just west of Eastgate blocked three lanes but has since cleared.