Andrew Chipps, 25, started the evasion from the police at around 3:00 p.m. local time when a state highway patrol officer attempted to pull him over. Chipps fled south on Lacrosse Street before causing the accident at the intersection of Anamosa Street.
Chipps, traveling at a high rate of speed, blew through a red light and collided with four vehicles, reports the Rapid City Journal. The chain-reaction collision injured an unknown amount of people, but four victims received treatment for injuries at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The severity of the injuries is also unknown, according to the Rapid City Journal.
Police believe alcohol played a role in the multiple-vehicle crash, as they found open containers of alcohol in the vehicle. The Rapid City Journal reports that Chipps faces charges of aggravated eluding, driving under the influence, driving under suspension, open container in a vehicle, and four counts of vehicular battery.
The following information regarding motor vehicle crashes in 2014 is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).