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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 12:56 a.m.

Police are trying to determine if a pickup truck abandoned in Rostraver Township Tuesday is the one that led police on a high-speed chase in Belle Vernon and North Belle Vernon in the pre-dawn hours.

Southwest Regional Police attempted a traffic stop on a pickup truck 4:56 a.m. Tuesday in Belle Vernon.

According to police, the truck exited the eastbound ramp of Interstate 70 and headed down Main Street. Police saw that a headlight was out on the truck.

The vehicle, described as purple or dark-colored, left I-70, headed onto Beacon Avenue and then onto Washington Street.

Police said a woman with long, blond hair was driving.

At 827 Washington St., the truck drove circles around a tree, causing damage to the yard. The truck then headed back onto I-70.

Southwest Regional ended the pursuit, asking Westmoreland County 911 to call North Belle Vernon police.

Shortly after 9 a.m., Rostraver police found an abandoned pickup truck matching the vehicle in the chase. It was near the I-70 exit at Route 51. It is registered to a 51-year-old New Jersey man, Rostraver police reported. Police are trying to determine if the truck was stolen.

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 .

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