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The Taylorville Police Department has released more details on the crash from Saturday's car chase. Around 4:38am, a Taylorville Police Department officer initiated a traffic stop on 20-year-old Cory A. Skinner of Taylorville at Washington Street and Market Street. During the course of the stop, Skinner fled the scene traveling westbound on Market Street. Skinner continued west on Market Street until he ran off the road at Houston Street. Skinner slid through a dog kennel, killing one dog inside and injuring another. Skinner continued over the chain linked dog kennel and house and into a tree. Skinner also struck a swing set with a slide, a metal dog bowl, a plastic play house, and a kiddy pool. Skinner was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for injuries that were not physically evident. Skinner was later arrested and lodged at the Christian County Correctional Center on multiple charges.

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