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Men who hit house in chase remain in serious condition

Two men who crashed into a house Monday night during a police chase remained hospitalized Tuesday in serious but stable condition, Fort Wayne police said.

At 9:35 p.m., a police officer tried to pull over a white 1995 Chevrolet Camaro for speeding on the southeast side near Holton and Fisher streets, said officer Michael Joyner, a police spokesman.

The car slowed down but then sped south on Holton Street. The pursuit lasted about five blocks before the driver lost control, went off the road, struck a utility pole and ran into the front porch of a house at Holton and Drexel streets. No one was living in the house, Joyner said.

Firefighters had to free one of the men from the car, and both were taken to a hospital. Their identities were not released.

While police were helping the men after the crash, officers found a handgun in the car. The case is under investigation, and charges are expected, Joyner said.

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