Family injured in crash on their way to the Farm Show

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Six people are in the hospital after a crash at Commonwealth and Forster streets. It happened just after 8 a.m., Saturday.

Harrisburg Police were conducting a traffic stop on North 6th Street, on Woodbine Street, for an expired registration.

The offender, 28-year-old John M. Barber, provided his PennDot ID card and 2 registration cards. After several minutes, officers asked Barber to shut off his car, a black 2018 Honda Civic. Instead, Barber drove away.

A supervisor advised officers not to pursue Barber. Minutes later, Capitol Police called Dauphin County Dispatch to inform them of a two-vehicle crash.

Harrisburg Police officers arrived on the scene, and discovered Barber had run a red light at N. 6th and Forster streets, and hit a pickup, containing a family on their way to the Farm Show. Police say the pickup was hit so hard, it landed on its roof.

Barber was injured seriously. He was taken to a local hospital, where he remains in police custody.

The passengers in the pickup, two adults and three children, were taken to a local hospital for minor to moderate injuries. The children are a pair of three-years-old twins and a 13-year-old.

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