BOISE -- A police pursuit in Boise has ended in a three-vehicle crash that blocked traffic on Overland Road Thursday afternoon for three hours. Two people were sent to the hospital.
According to Ada County dispatch, the pursuit started on Emerald Street near the Connector around 3:11 p.m. Around 3:15 p.m. the pursuit came crashing to an end near Overland Road and Phillippi Street.
Boise Police tell us members of the Ada Metro Wanted Fugitive Task Force, which includes the U.S. Marshals Service, along with officers from the Boise Police Department and Ada County Sheriff's Office, were pursuing the suspect.
"Most of this is gang-related. These inviduals are connected to local gangs and that's part of what initiated the contact as well," said Boise Police Captain Brian Smith.
Boise Police said the suspect, 31-year-old Cullen Sims, had an outstanding felony, no bond probation violation warrant on him. They said the passenger, 24-year-old Autumn Miller, had outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
Sim's car, a Dodge Stratus, crashed into two vehicles, a Ford Explorer and a blue pickup truck. The two people in the Dodge had to be extricated from the car. They were then transported to the hospital. The driver of the pickup drove himself to the hospital. The driver of the Explorer was not hurt.
Overland Road was closed between Curtis Road and Orchard Street. It was reopened to traffic shortly after 6 p.m. after tow trucks removed all of the damaged vehicles.
Idaho State Police will be handling the crash investigation. Boise Police are in charge of the criminal investigation. Police expect more charges to be filed against both Sims and Miller.