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Car Chase Ends in Car Crash in Stoughton

The chase originated in Randolph, but after a short distance, ended on Willow St. in Stoughton. The driver of the vehicle is still at large. Traffic on Route 24 North was tied up Tuesday morning as police set up a perimeter on the highway.

A vehicle that failed to stop on West St. in Randolph on Tuesday led police on a short car chase that ended in Stoughton and tied up morning traffic on Route 24 Northbound.

According to Stoughton and Randolph Police, whose departments both responded to the scene, a car failed to stop on West St. at 4:30 a.m., roughly behind the Randolph Showcase Cinemas, and led Randolph police on a short car chase which ended when the car crashed at the dead end of Willow St. in Stoughton.

The suspect, a male wearing a brown jacket, jumped out of the car and took off on foot, into the woods, according to Randolph Police Lt. Robert Emerson. He said the suspect was still at large.

Emerson said the car was stolen out of Dorchester.

Police set up a perimeter on the highway (Route 24 North) near the Route 139 interchange for approximately two hours following the Willow St. crash.

The wooded area behind the section of Willow St. where the chase and ensuing crash occurred borders Route 24 North.

As a result, traffic was tied up during the start of the morning commute. WBZ-TV reported a six-mile backup on Route 24 North.

Sgt. Paul Williams of the said the traffic backup was the result of “rubbernecking,” essentially, the “curiosity factor.”

Lorraine Emanuel July 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM
Still a mess on 24 North!
lowertaxes July 19, 2011 at 01:59 PM
I drove by there at about 6am and was wondering what was going on. There was a police dog and officers from both Randolph and the State. If it ended in Stoughton why weren't our officers involved?
Jeffrey Pickette July 19, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Hi lowertaxes, the SPD was involved and helped set up the perimeter. The chase originated in Randolph and the crash happened right over the Randolph/Stoughton line.
lowertaxes July 19, 2011 at 02:41 PM
Thanks for the update Jeffrey, I didn't think anything about it til I saw the crash happened in Stoughton. I hope they get the guy. They had the traffic helicopters circling this morning as well.
Chance Schwartzman July 20, 2011 at 02:57 AM
This was right in front of my house and woke me up at 4 a.m. Next time you thugs take a right onto West St. instead of my street.

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