Suspect at large after person hit by reported stolen vehicle in area of War Memorial, Knoxville

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 1:19 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 4:43 PM CST
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UPDATE: 4:38 P.M. - A male suspect is at large after a vehicle struck a woman in the area of War Memorial Drive and Knoxville Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Peoria Police say an officer of another agency witnessed one vehicle chasing another in the area. Police say the woman struck is the owner of the vehicle she was hit with.

Her vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day, according to a release.

After attempting to flee the scene, the striking vehicle crashed into a light pole on Knoxville just north of the intersection, becoming disabled.

The male suspect fled on foot.

The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the intersection was partially closed to traffic for around an hour.

The incident is under investigation by the Peoria Police Department Traffic Unit.

UPDATE 2:15 P.M. - All lanes are now open and traffic is back to normal. according to the Emergency Communication Center.

UPDATE 1:50 P.M. - Northbound Knoxville Avenue and eastbound War Memorial Drive remain closed at this time, according to the Peoria Emergency Communications Center.

PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Police say they have closed the intersection at War Memorial and Knoxville due to an accident.

Officials are asking that anyone driving in the area seek an alternate route of travel.

This story will be updated.

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