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Police chase on U.S. 20 ends at Winnebago cemetery

STEPHENSON/WINNEBAGO COUNTIES (WREX) — A police chase that began in Stephenson County has ended in Winnebago County.

Three people were arrested, according to Village of Winnebago Police.

Illinois State Police say the chase started near Freeport.

Winnebago Police say the suspects were being chased by Stephenson County Sheriff's Deputies on U.S. 20, when they turned down Elida Street in Winnebago, eastbound on Kelley Road and northbound on Westfield Road. Officers then lost sight of the vehicle.

A short time later, police received a call about a crash near Calvary Cemetery, three people were arrested. Their names and charges have not been released.

The Stephenson County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigating agency, according to ISP. 13 WREX has reached out to the sheriff's office and have not yet heard back.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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