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Dispute over online deal leads to high-speed chase, crash

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

Rush hour traffic in downtown Peoria slowed Monday afternoon by a police chase and subsequent crash.

A Peoria police spokesperson tells us a police officer witnessed two black vehicles speeding just before 4 p.m. Monday, before they crashed at Spalding and NE Adams Street.

Authorities say they think the people involved met up to complete an "online transaction" with a lot of money involved. Police believe the deal didn't quite go as planned.

“From what we understand, the suspects allegedly then took the money and took off without exchanging the goods a vehicle chase ensued, and this is where we ended," said Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson.

Police say the chase might have started around University and Glen. No one was injured. Traffic in that area resumed a short time later.

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