AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Four people have been hospitalized following a high-speed crash in Aurora late Thursday night, according to the Aurora Police Department.

Shortly after 10:20 p.m., Aurora police responded to a call of a theft at Walmart in the 2900 block of Kirk Road. While responding, an officer saw a speeding vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle, police said.

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The officer tried to follow, but lost sight of the vehicle. Two minutes later, officers were notified the suspect’s car slammed into a car with three people inside at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Sullivan Road.

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Two people were airlifted in “extremely critical condition” to a Chicago area hospital, police said. Another person is in serious condition at an Aurora hospital. The suspect was transported to an Aurora area hospital but was later airlifted to a Chicago hospital.

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Aurora police do not believe the incident will affect rush hour traffic.