Crime And Law

Body cam video released of cruiser crashing during pursuit that reached over 100mph

HARRISON TWP. — Three people, including two Huber Heights officers, were injured in a crash during a high-speed pursuit when the officer lost control of the cruiser and crashed into another vehicle, according to Huber Heights police.

Now, body cam video has been released of the moment when the cruiser crashed during the pursuit.

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The incident began as an attempted traffic stop in the area of Harshmanville Road and Pepper Drive after officers spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in a residential area, a Huber Heights police spokesperson said in a media release Thursday morning.

A police cruiser, occupied by two Huber Heights officers, chased the vehicle as the pursuit continued onto Needmore Road from Old Troy Pike, the spokesperson said.

Speeds in the pursuit reached over 100 mph in the chase as the pursuit continued onto Needmore Road near Wagner Ford Road. The Huber Heights officer driving, who was not identified, lost control of the cruiser after hitting the concrete median. The cruiser then went across the centerline and hit another vehicle, not involved in the pursuit, head-on, police said.

“Bad crash. Bad crash, Wagner and Needmore,” officers said in emergency scanner traffic.

Moments before the officers reported the crash, a separate police officer told the officers involved in the pursuit to discontinue the chase, emergency scanner traffic indicates.

Both Huber Heights officers and the woman driving the other vehicle were injured in the crash but suffered injuries described as minor, police said.

The vehicle being pursued continued and fled the area and the suspect has not been located.

Huber Heights detectives are investigating the criminal portion of this incident involving the pursuit and are following up on several leads, the spokesperson said.

The crash involving the police cruiser and third vehicle is under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have information that can help Huber Heights police locate the suspect involved in the pursuit that got away, you’re asked to call Detective Hogue at 937-237-3594.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.