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Police chase ends in fiery crash, 2 in hospital

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Two men are in the hospital after a police chase ended with a fiery crash into a house. It happened near Western and the Anthony Wayne Trail, off Chapin, just before 5 a.m. Sunday.

The search for a stolen car started around midnight, when someone reported it missing., Toledo police spotted the vehicle several hours later, and that sparked a chase.The driver led police through neighborhoods in the old south end, going nearly 100 miles per hour.

That pursuit came to a sudden end when the car hit a tree, then a house, then caught fire.

Toledo police say one man was thrown from the car. Officers pulled another from the flaming wreck. Debris from the wreck landed in the street, including a charred transmission.

Brendly Fitch, who lived in the apartment was shocked. "I haven't never in my life seen, since I have been here, seen nothing like this."

The car wiped out the front steps of the building and caused the front porch to buckle.

It was a close call for John Smoot who was sitting on the porch just hours before the crash. "You would have seen an old man move real fast if I saw that car coming."

Fortunately, no on inside the building was injured, though the driver and his passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 They're expected to recover and expected to face criminal charges.
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