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Overnight car chase in Providence ends with crash in Cranston

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By Alana Cerrone

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – An overnight car chase that began in Providence ended with a crash on Narragansett Boulevard in Cranston.

The two suspects are both known gang members. Just after midnight, their car smashed into a utility pole outside of a home, knocking out power.

But the car didn't stop there - it then slammed into a rock wall in front of a neighbor's home.

Before the car crashed, it was being chased by police in Providence.

Officers recognized the driver, 26-year-old Anthony Todd, as a known gang member He was speeding and was thought to have an illegal gun.

As police tried to pull him over, he drove off, leading them on a chase onto Narragansett Boulevard in Cranston. A witness says the car must have been going 100 miles per hour.

That's when it lost control and crashed.

In the car, officers found a loaded gun. Underneath the car was a bag of marijuana.

Both Todd and his passenger, 25-year-old Trenton Lee, were arrested.

This type of activity is certainly not the norm in that quiet Cranston neighborhood.

Todd is facing several felonies, including carrying a gun without a license.

 Lee was held on two active warrants.

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