DASH CAM: Must-watch high-speed pursuit shows vicious crash on I-70

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

MUST SEE: Cruiser Cam video released in I-70 pursuit, which leads to crash, deputies say.

UPDATE @ 1:17 p.m. (Feb. 20):

Police dash camera video obtained by this news organization shows the moments leading up to multiple crashes on Interstate 70 in Clark County earlier this month. The dash cam showed the suspect, Gavin Haynes, weaving through traffic before allegedly causing the crashes on the highway.

Haynes was eventually captured.

UPDATE @ 12:04 p.m. (Feb. 14):

Gavin Haynes pleaded not guilty in Clark County court Wednesday.

His bond was set at $36,000.

UPDATE @ 11 a.m.:

Gavin Haynes is expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court this morning. 

He’s facing 11 different charges including aggravated vehicular assault, receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding, obstructing official business, escape and resisting arrest. 

After he was arrested, Haynes was being evaluated at the Springfield Regional Medical Center emergency room at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when he allegedly attempted to flee, ripping out his IV and heart rate monitors, according to a police report.

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He then ran down the hallway and pushed others out of the way, it said. 

A state trooper then deployed his taser, dropping Haynes to the ground.

Haynes allegedly would not put his hands behind his back and three troopers worked together to restrain him in a hospital bed. Haynes remained abusive towards employees and was never able to be evaluated. 

He was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital, the report said.

UPDATE @ 11:06 p.m.: The man captured in the I-70 West manhunt is accused of stealing his father's Mercedes coupe in London, Ohio, and fleeing from police there before heading west on the interstate at speeds of more than 100 mph, crashing and flipping vehicles before crashing and and trying to make a run for it near Springfield. 

Gavin Haynes, 38, still on parole after an early release from Madison Correctional Institution last Nov. 1, was still in the custody of the Ohio State Highway Patrol late Tuesday night. 

Gavin Haynes (Courtesy/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)

Haynes was admitted to prison in March 2016 on a felony charge of harassment by an inmate. He was placed on parole for three years when he was released, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. 

Sometime after 7 p.m., Haynes' father told London police that his son took the Mercedes from their home on Patricia Drive without permission, Sgt. Keith Akers said. 

A London police officer tried to stop the car, on Lafayette Road (U.S. 42), about 7:20 p.m., but the driver -- believed to be Haynes -- sped off on U.S. 42. The officer cut the pursuit because there was too much trafic, Akers said. 

The officer saw the car but did not see who was driving, the sergeant said, explaining that London police passed information about the incident to the state patrol because U.S. 42 leads directly to I-70.

UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m.: 

The speeding driver who was the subject of the I-70 West manhunt was captured around 8:30 p.m. in a barn near Springfield.

The man, whose name was not yet released, wreaked havoc all along the interstate from his home in London in Madison County, said Lt. Brian Aller, commander, Springfield Post, Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

Aller said one of his troopers, who had been dispatched on a call, was on state Route 54 looking over onto I-70 West and saw the suspect vehicle traveling at high speed on the berm of the interstate. 

"He saw this vehicle pass him, like crazy," Aller said. 

The trooper, who has not been identified by name, caught up with the suspect vehicle on I-70 West, around U.S. 40, but it continued in the berm passing vehicles at high speed. 

"Unfortunately, a couple of vehicles were actually struck," Aller said. “One actually flipped. The lady in that vehicle suffered minor injures.” 

A woman in this car suffered minor injuries Tuesday night when a man driving at high speed smashed into her on I-70 West in Clark County, the state patrol said. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Another vehicle was forced off the road, he said. A third vehicle is believed to have been struck as well. 

The suspect vehicle traveled another quarter mile, continued off the right side of the interstate and into a fence. He got out and ran north, toward the city of Springfield. 

Where he crashed is where troopers, Springfield police, Clark County sheriff's deputies, K-9 units and the state patrol helicopter began the manhunt. 

Aller said when the state patrol sent units to the man's address, they discovered London police were at his house there and had been involved in an incident with him there. 

“We do know who he is,” Aller said. “We don’t know what the incident was.” 

The man is believed to be impaired, according to London police. 

He's facing charges in London (Madison County) and in Clark County -- at the minimum fleeing and eluding, Aller said. 

There has been no definitive word as to whether the man has been captured, Aller said. 

Two lanes of I-70 West have reopened.

INITIAL REPORT

I-70 West in Clark County is shut down because of a multiple-vehicle accident. We're hearing that as many as five vehicles, including an Ohio State Highway Patrol car, are involved. 

The accident scene appears to be just west of state Route 41 (South Charleston Pike) and east of state Route 72 (Limestone Street). 

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We're hearing that the initial report was for a hit-and-run. We're also hearing that a trooper involved in the accident is OK. 

We have a crew on scene. We will update this developing report. 

Got a tip? Call our 24-hour monitored line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.  

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Stanford students protest school, Brock Turner case

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

Group holds protest at Stanford related to Brock Turner case

Students of Stanford University protested the school in connection with the Brock Turner case for the way the school planned to honor the woman he assaulted in 2015.

The group of student protesters read passages from a letter written by the woman known as “Emily Doe” to the court Friday. 

>>More dry time expected to start this week

“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety.”

A plaque in “Doe’s” honor was to be installed, but the university reportedly refused to use her chosen quotes.

A Stanford University spokesman said two quotes could not be accepted because they would be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.

Turner spent three months in jail for the assault and lives in Greene County as a registered sex offender.

He appealed his conviction and has asked for a new trial.

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High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM

Flooding causes driving concern in Miami Valley

Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.

Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.

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“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.

If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.

“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.

Water pushing out of man holes between Xenia Avenue and Pritz Avenue in Dayton Sunday morning.

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On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.

Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.

3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.

1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.

12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.

12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.

11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County

11:17 p.m.: A flash flood in Lebanon in Warren County led to multiple road closures throughout the county due to high water, including Morrow-Milgrove Road, Lower Springboro and South Pioneer roads and Corwin Road.

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More dry time expected to start this week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM

Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:

Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)

Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:

Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren

A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Flood watch continues through 10 a.m. today.
  • More dry time to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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Two vehicle crash in Trotwood

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:23 AM

Trotwood police are on scene of a two vehicle crash that caused a road block at Salem Avenue and Wolf Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

>>High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

The crash was not weather related, according to Trotwood Police. There was no flooding the area.

Police measured that one car slid over 300 feet after impact with the other vehicle. 

The two people involved were not injured.

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