SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The law enforcement officials in Ohio were involved in a high speed chase with the suspect who had numerous warrants of arrest ends up in a crash on Ohio 72 early Sunday evening.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Colbert said that the high speed chase lasted for more than an hour. The suspect was spotted in Champaign County where the chase started at around 4:45 late Sunday afternoon.The chase continued through Clark, Greene and Montgomery counties.
The suspect was driving a purple Ford Ranger which was believed to be running on a 90 miles per hour speed, according to the reports.
The law enforcement officials in Harrison Township spotted the vehicle while they were responding to a robbery at knifepoint at the Subway restaurant at 2137 Needmore Road and continued pursuing the suspect.
The Dayton Police officers and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies also joined in the high speed chase after the Sheriff’s office confirmed the suspect in the vehicle is also wanted for robbery, according to the reports.
The high speed chase ended after the suspects’ vehicle and the cruiser of a deputy crashed on Ohio 72 at Hedgley Road south of Springfield after running over a stop stick, according to the reports.
The crash occurred at about 6:28 early Sunday morning. The cruiser of the deputy landed in the yard of Springfield Jamestown Road. The suspect and the deputy were transported by the medic personnel to the Springfield Regional Medical Center where they were treated from non-life threatening injuries.
The Ohio 72 was closed for the commuters for several hours as the incident was investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The name of the suspect and the name of the deputy who was injured were not immediately given.