DAVID CITY, Neb. – Two people are in custody after a pursuit and crash that started in Butler County Sunday night.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, deputies initiated a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 92. Authorities say that once the deputy exited his patrol car to approach the vehicle, the driver sped off traveling westbound.

Deputies then initiated a pursuit, ending on Highway 81 in Polk County when the vehicle crossed the median into southbound traffic and then crashed into the west ditch.

Two suspects were transported to Columbus Community Hospital and were placed in custody after being medically cleared. Both face several charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, possession of a stolen firearm, among others.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.