1 in custody after high-speed pursuit ends in crash on SB I-75 in Sidney

SIDNEY — One person is in custody after a high speed-pursuit originating in Allen County ended in a crash on I-75 in Sidney Friday morning.

The pursuit began when officers in Allen County received report of a newly-stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it, Lt. Joseph Gebhart, Piqua Post Commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told News Center 7.

The pursuit continued on southbound I-75 into Auglaize and Shelby counties until the driver crashed into the back of a semitrailer around 8:45 a.m. near the exit to state Route 29 in Sidney.

Gebhart said the driver attempted to avoid tire deflation devices deployed by state troopers and deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office but crashed into the semi while avoiding them.

A third vehicle was damaged in the crash by debris.

Criminal charges are being handled by agencies in Allen County and potential charges were not immediately known.

The crash and investigation blocked the left lane of I-75 South for a portion of the morning but reopened before 10:30 a.m.

Additional details were not available.