Several people were injured after a police pursuit involving shoplifting suspects ended in a wreck Thursday in Independence.
The wreck was reported about 9:10 p.m. on East 39th Street and Independence Center Drive near Missouri 291.
Multiple cars were involved, police said.
The accident closed the exit from northbound Missouri 291 to 39th Street.
According to police, the shoplifting suspects fled from a nearby business before the crash.
Police said the suspects were taken into custody. Several other people were taken to the hospital.
Police urged motorists to avoid the area Thursday night.