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Manhunt ends with arrest following traffic crash in Clinton County

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NEW BADEN, IL (KTVI) – Deputies from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies converged on an area near New Baden, Illinois late Thursday afternoon in search of a man who fled the scene of a traffic accident.

The accident occurred on Route 161 near Interstate 64.

Authorities said they were pursuing the driver for an undisclosed crime prior to the crash.

The driver was taken into custody around 8:20 p.m.