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Police chase ending near Route 38, I-39 ends in suspect suicide

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OGLE COUNTY (WREX) -

The Illinois State Police and the Ogle County Sheriff's Department say a suspect committed suicide after a police chase stemming from a car-jacking that ended at Route 38 and Interstate 39 near Rochelle in Ogle County. 

Officials say DeKalb Police saw a vehicle stolen in an armed car-jacking traveling on Route 38. Police pursued the vehicle westbound on 38 until the vehicle was initially stopped with vehicle stop-sticks.

However, the suspect continued to drive, leaving the highway and stopping in a nearby field. Police say the suspect then shot himself.

I-39 is now open, but traffic remains congested in the area.

Officials are not releasing any additional information at this time.

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