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A traffic stop in West Portsmouth ends with two people in the hospital.

It happened about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, an officer was attempting to make a traffic stop on Route 52, when the driver of the car sped off.

After a short chase on Carrie's Run Pond Creek road, the car crashed into a utility pole and the driver was thrown from the car.

Two people were flown to a Huntington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The road was closed temporarily due to fallen power lines, but is now back open.