Police chase ends in crash; lanes blocked

(Updated 1:40 p.m.)
A police chase ended in a crash near the South Gateway Fred Meyer store this afternoon, and parts of nearby Center Drive were blocked.

Officers chased a man who emerged from the car around the store before taking him and one other man into custody.

The chase began just after 1 p.m. in the Central Point area. Officers followed the speeding car as it wove through rural areas and parts of Medford before crashing near Center Drive and Stewart Avenue.

Four vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash; it was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured.

At 1:30 p.m., a fire truck remained in lanes of Center Drive east of Highway 99.

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