Law enforcement officials are still searching for two teens involved in a high-speed chase at 11:36 p.m. Sunday night on Interstate 94 for about 4 miles.
The chase included one car, but a total of five cars stolen out of Illinois were reported to have traveled together at the time, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.
Kenosha County Dispatchers notified Racine County that the drivers in the five cars all had temporary plates and were stolen from a car dealership in Libertyville. Deputies reported that the drivers of the stolen cars didn’t have their headlights on and were driving the cars at a high-speed.
A deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department was able to follow one of the slower cars. One car passed another car on the shoulder. When the deputy tried to pull the car over, the teen sped up and the deputy started to pursue the car just south of Highway K.
Law enforcement officials laid out spike strips on I-94 at Highway G. When the car being pursued struck the strips, it crashed into another car. The car being pursued then crashed into a ditch and two teens ran from the car.
Law enforcement officials were not able to find the teens. Both are described as being five-foot six-inches tall, in their mid-teens and having short dark hair. One was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket. The other wore a blue hooded jacket.
The two people in the vehicle that was struck crashed into a wall. One had shoulder soreness, but refused to be transported to the hospital.
Because the car being pursued crashed and was traveling at speeds up to 115 mph, Interstate 94 at Highway G was shut down for about two hours.