Police chase ends in wreck, Memorial Parkway closed early Sunday morning

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A portion of Memorial Parkway was closed Sunday morning after a police chase.

Huntsville Police told WHNT News 19 they responded to a burglary on Triana around 4 a.m. An officer initially couldn’t locate the suspect but found a vehicle similar to the one that was allegedly used in the burglary a short time later. Police said the officer tried pulling over the vehicle, and the suspect drove off.

Investigators said the pursuit ended a short time later on Memorial Parkway with the suspect’s car colliding with a second car.

Police added the driver of the suspicious vehicle, Jesus Zuniga-Platas nearly drowned after jumping off the Parkway into a drainage ditch at Governors Drive.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police charged Platas-Zuniga with leaving the scene of an accident, attempting to flee and elude, and two active warrants for domestic violence and assault.

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