A teenage girl has been taken to the hospital for observation after leading authorities on a vehicle chase that ended with a crash on the Interstate 30 bridge.
Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said troopers tried to stop a Ford Mustang on I-30 in Bryant because it was reported stolen Monday morning out of Texas. The driver was a 16-year-old girl whose parents told authorities she was "suicidal," Sadler said.
Troopers pursued the Mustang on I-30 through Little Rock, using spike strips to take out at least one of its tires on the south side of the city.
The chase continued to the bridge, where the Mustang appeared to have spun around, lost a wheel and hit the side wall shortly after the last Little Rock on-ramp in the northbound lanes.
The girl was taken into custody there without further incident shortly before 9:15 a.m.
The scene brought northbound traffic to a near-halt, and a separate wreck at the same time in the southbound lanes did the same for that side of the highway, backing up traffic in both directions for about half an hour. The scenes had both been cleared shortly after 10 a.m.