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Car chase ends with crash in Greenville (Photo Gallery)

By Andy Kraft on Monday, April 09, 2012

Emergency Medical Services attend to a suspect after he crashed into a tree at the intersection of Judd and Marvel streets in Greenville. (Daily News/Cory Smith)

By Kelli Ameling and Cory Smith

GREENVILLE – A police pursuit ended in Greenville after a white Buick crashed into a ravine.

Sgt. Dennis Magirl of the Greenville Department of Public Safety said the chase began in Montcalm County north of Greenville with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police.

The exact location of where the chase started and the reasoning behind the chase has not yet been released.

The chase came through downtown Greenville on M-91. The suspect made his way to Oak Street where he drove into the faculty parking lot and playground of Baldwin Heights Elementary School and then pulled out on Faber Street.

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The suspect then headed west on Judd Street where he missed the curve to turn on to Marvel Street and drove his Buick into the ravin where he struck a tree on the property of the former Greenville Country Club.

β€œHe has facial lacerations and was the (only) occupant (in the car),” Magirl said.

The suspect was handcuffed and taken to Spectrum Health United Hospital by ambulance after being treated on the scene by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The pursuit and crash is being handled by the sheriff’s office with help from the Michigan State Police, Magirl said.

Witnesses at the scene of the accident said they watched the car drive down Judd Street and crash. They said the car did not have a left front tire or headlight.

Updates will follow when more information is given.

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