A Brooklyn, Illinois police officer is hospitalized in serious, but stable condition after a traffic crash. It happened about 4:30 Sunday morning at Route 3 and Jefferson Avenue.
Police say a Brooklyn officer tried to stop a car, but the driver sped away and slammed head-on into another Brooklyn police car. The 31 year old officer driving that car was ejected.
One person in the suspect's car was seriously hurt.
The suspect, Melvin Fraction, is jailed in St. Clair County on $750,000 bond. It's not clear why he tried to flee, but one of the passengers in Fraction's car was wanted on warrants in Chicago.