Between 3 and 4 a.m., local and State Police searched for two men wanted in connection with a crime but would not specify what type.
Shortly before 3 a.m., North Andover officer Pat Beirne saw a car driving by him near Massachusetts Avenue with sparks flying out of the back. State Police had been chasing the car from Lawrence, and Beirne then turned around and joined in pursuit.
According to the Eagle Tribune, whoever was driving the vehicle fled after crashing it at the intersection of Elm and Maple streets. The car, a red Acura Integra, was towed by Trombly Brothers Inc. of North Andover at around 2:55 a.m, the Eagle Tribune reports.
The driver fled down 125 southbound, and Beirne noticed the car seemed to have difficulties with its motor -- the car was going about 70 miles per hour, North Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray said.
Officer Bill Brush then joined in the pursuit, but the car fled into Andover.
In Andover, the car crashed into bushes at Elm and Maple streets.
Police in Andover rushed to the car, but the driver and passenger were gone. State and local police into the morning hours, but still have not located them.
A State Police helicopter was in the area of Main and Chestnut streets in Andover during the search, and a state police K-9 unit was also brought in.
Trombly Brothers of North Andover then towed the The Integra, which has major damage to it.
No police officers were injured in the chase or crash.
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