Driver hurt in Wayne Avenue crash fled UD traffic stop, may have been intoxicated

Published: Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 2:39 AM
Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 5:11 AM

Driver hurt in Wayne Avenue crash fled UD traffic stop, may have been intoxicated

UPDATE @ 5:11 a.m.:

A man is in the hospital after fleeing a traffic stop and crashing into an apartment building, according to Dayton Police Sgt. Danielle Cash. 

Cash said that the driver was originally stopped by University of Dayton police, but fled. Police did not initially pursue the vehicle, but were flagged down by a citizen who directed them after it. 

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Police found that the driver had crashed, and believed that he may have been responsible for another collision with a fire hydrant further down Wilmington Avenue.

He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. 

There was reason to believe that the man was intoxicated, Cash said. 

It is unknown why the man fled the traffic stop, and the incident remains under investigation.

UPDATE @ 3:22 a.m.:

Emergency personnel have extracted the driver from the car, and have transported him to the hospital.

The vehicle appears to have struck an apartment building in the 2300 block of Wayne Avenue, sustaining heavy damage.

INITIAL REPORT

Emergency crews are responding to a report of an injury crash with entrapment in the area of the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Wilmington Avenue.

According to scanner traffic, a vehicle was seen in the area moving at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.

We have a crew en route and will update this story as we receive more information.