Columbus Police say two people are recovering after a crash in east Columbus.
Police say they spotted the car near Gates Road and Lockbourne Road early Thursday and tried to pull it over. That's when the driver took off westbound. Police say the driver lost control and crashed into a tree at Gates and Wilson Roads.
Rescue crews were immediately called in and had to cut both the driver and passenger out of the car.
Both were taken to Grant Medical Center. The passenger was cut by a rod of metal and is in critical condition.
Police are still trying to figure out why the driver took off. They're also checking to see if the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.
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