Police: Juvenile arrested after stolen car pursuit ends in a crash

AVON —  Police are investigating a stolen car pursuit that ended in a crash on Route 44 in Avon.

Police said around 3 p.m., West Hartford police contacted Avon police, reporting on a stolen car from Farmington.

Police said when the car crossed the Avon town line, West Hartford police stopped chasing the car. Avon police then attempted to stop the car. Police said the car then made a “K” turn and headed directly into the path of an Avon officer.

The officer was forced off the road to avoid injury, police said.

Police said they then put down stop sticks to stop the stolen car. The car then crashed into another car around 51 Main Street. Police said a third car was also involved in that crash and the occupants of both of the bystander vehicles sustained minor injuries.

Police said the driver of the stolen car was a juvenile and is in custody.