Suspects try to flee from deputies, wreck car

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Two suspects are in the hospital following a crash while attempting to flee from law enforcement Wednesday night.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office said the pursuit began after deputies saw a vehicle running a red light and driving recklessly. An officer stopped the vehicle on westbound Middlebrook Pike and the suspects drove off.

They tried to turn left on Knott Road at a high rate of speed, lost control of the car and went down the nearby embankment, striking a tree. The car then caught on fire.

The suspects then ran off. They were caught after short chase. One suspect had outstanding warrants. 

A large amount of narcotics were found in the car. 

KCSO stated they would update with more information as it become available. 

This is a developing story, check back with WATE for more updates. 

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