Officer rescues suspects from fiery car crash following chase

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Jeremy S. Foreman Jeremy S. Foreman
Dakota A. E. Patton Dakota A. E. Patton
Kevin Marshall, 28 Kevin Marshall, 28

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Three people are facing charges after a weekend chase ended with a fiery car crash.

Three of four people in the vehicle were arrested and charged with weapons violations after they led a chase with Danville police.

The chase started Saturday around 6 p.m. when an officer saw the vehicle commit a traffic violation near Stroup St. and Main St. When he tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away.

The officer chased the vehicle to Main and Kansas streets where the driver lost control and hit a utility pole.

The police officer pulled the driver and all three passengers out of the vehicle right before it burst into flames.

A handgun was found at the scene.

All four men were treated at an area hospital.

The 22-year-old driver, Jeremy Foreman of Danville, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and driving while license suspended.

21-year-old Dakota Patton of Danville was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

28-year-old Kevin Marshall of Danville was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and had an outstanding parole warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Marshall was released from prison earlier this year. In 2016, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2013 shooting of Latifah Cross, of Chicago. He was sentenced to six years in prison, but was given credit for the more than three years served.

An 18-year-old Danville man who was initially taken into custody was released without being charged.

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