Police: Four arrested following traffic infraction
The Danville Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred July 7 around 6:03 p.m.
An officer spotted a gold-colored vehicle commit a traffic infraction in the area of Stroup Street and Main Street.
When the officer attempted a traffic stop on Main Street, the driver refused to stop and accelerated away from the officer. A vehicle pursuit began and continued to Main Street and Kansas Street, where the driver lost control and the vehicle struck a utility pole and then came to a stop on Main Street.
Officers removed the driver and three passengers from the vehicle before it erupted into flames after the crash.
During the follow-up investigation, police located a handgun at the scene of the crash.
All four occupants were treated by medical personnel and transported to area hospitals for evaluation.
After receiving medical clearance, all four subjects were transported to the Danville PSB as the investigation continued.
The driver, Jeremy Foreman, 22, of Danville, was charged by police with aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and driving while license suspended.
A passenger, 21-year-old Dakota Patton, of Danville, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Also, 28-year-old Kevin Marshall, of Danville, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by felon and an outstanding parole warrant for IDOC.
The fourth person in the vehicle was an 18-year-old Danville man who was taken into custody but later released.
The investigation in this incident continues.
Anyone with more information on this incident is urged to contact Danville Police at 217-431-2250 or the Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-TIPS.