Police chase ends in crash on I-35, closes bridge and ramp

Austin Police Department vehicles

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 15-year-old fleeing from police crashed the car he was driving on the bridge over 38 1/2 Street on Interstate 35 Monday morning closing the bridge, and the exit ramp onto 38 1/2 Street.

Austin police said they were able to apprehend the 15-year-old after he crashed a vehicle he was using to flee from police at the I-35 bridge. The suspect was then taken to the hospital with injuries from the crash.

Witnesses told KXAN the chase started southbound on I-35.

Drivers are instructed to drive through the area with caution. Authorities do not know when the bridge and ramp will be reopened.

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