Firefighter and EMT pulls officer from overturned cruiser on northbound I-75

Firefighter and EMT pulls officer from overturned cruiser on northbound I-75

DAYTON — A Dayton Police cruiser was involved in a crash this morning on northbound I-75 near U.S. 35 while attempting to get ahead of a pursuit that ended on 675 at Wilmington Pike.

The pursuit, reaching speeds of over 100 mph according to emergency scanner traffic, was connected to this morning’s shooting on West Riverview Avenue, which ended with one person in custody.

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News Center 7′s Mike Hartsock spoke with firefighter and EMT Casey Jones Jr., who upon seeing the overturned cruiser, blocked traffic and pulled the officer from the cruiser.

Jones said the officer did not appear to have serious injuries.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.