Police chase leads to multiple car crash

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(Mark Lieb / Rockland Video Productions)

MIDDLE HOPE – A police chase in Orange County ended Monday night with several innocent drivers caught in the middle of the mayhem.
Wrecked vehicles clogged Route 9W in the Middle Hope section of the Town of Newburgh. Reports at the scene indicate six vehicles were involved with six people injured. Two had to be extricated.
The chase involved a State Police trooper, who sustained a minor injury.
The crash ended in front of the Middle Hope Firehouse at Balmville Road around 10 p.m. Route 9W was closed for about a mile while the investigation continued into the overnight hours.