ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people are in custody after a car being chased by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper crashed in St. Louis.

The accident happened in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday. KMOV-TV reports that a trooper tried to pull over a car on northbound Interstate 55, but the car would not stop and a pursuit began.

After 11 miles, the car collided with a pickup truck on I-55 in the city. The car then hit a median while the pickup rolled over on its side. The pickup driver left the scene. Troopers discovered the pickup had been reported stolen, and authorities are now searching for that driver.

Police say light rain and high speed were factors in the accident.

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