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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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Hot, humid Memorial Day; possible afternoon downpour 

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 3:44 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at what she is tracking today and what is developing for the middle of the week.

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  • Hot and humid Memorial Day
  • Slight chance for a pop-up storm
  • Best chance for rain middle of week

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: A mild and muggy morning, so expect temperatures to soar to 90 degrees this afternoon. Close to the record, the warmest Memorial Day which is 95 degrees, is from 1895! Sunshine and scattered clouds through the day, but the heat and humidity will make the heat index values rise to the low to mid 90s. There’s a small chance for a pop-up downpour or storm from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Most areas will stay completely dry as the night stays mild. 

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TUESDAY: A mild, but dry morning. Clouds increase through the afternoon with highs in the upper 80s. A very muggy day with heat index values reaching the low to mid 90s again. A few showers are possible at night.

WEDNESDAY: Scattered showers and storms for the day. Remnant of Alberto that move nearby will bring gusty winds and heavy rain at times. A mostly cloudy day with cooler temperatures in the lower 80s. 

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THURSDAY: Muggy and mild still with mostly cloudy skies. They’ll be some passing showers and storms during the day with highs in the middle 80s.

FRIDAY: A few more showers early in the day as clouds decrease towards evening. Temperatures reach the low 80s. 

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Mother carries kids out of burning duplex, says those responsible will get caught

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 12:21 AM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 4:41 AM

SCENE: Crews respond to fire on Kammer Avenue in Dayton

UPDATE @5 a.m.: A woman said she ran outside wither her kids when her husband yelled there was a fire and to get out.

Amanda Starling said she couldn’t see anything inside the house as she ran with her children, ages 5 and 8, because it was filled with smoke. When she got outside, she saw it was engulfed in flames.

Fire crews said the fire is suspicious, and Starling said she was told an investigator took gas cans for evidence.

“Someone intentionally did this, and whoever did this is going to get caught for what they did,” Starling said. “People don’t even care if you have kids in the house.”

No one was injured.

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UPDATE @ 1:45 a.m: The fire that occurred at a duplex on Kammer Avenue Monday morning is being investigated as suspicious, Dayton fire officials say.

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Crews responded to the structure fire in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. with heavy fire coming from the first floor. 

The residence where the fire occurred was occupied by two adults and two children who were all able to escape unharmed. There was no one inside the adjacent residence. 

There are no exact damage estimates, but the fire did expose to other parts of the duplex, according to officials.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to Kammer Avenue on reports of a structure fire that occurred early Monday morning. 

Crews were dispatched to the residence in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. on reports of a working fire, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details. 

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One dead in Huber Heights shooting

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 4:02 AM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 5:23 AM

UPDATE @5:23 a.m.

Huber Heights police are looking for a man responsible for a fatal shooting.

Huber Heights Police Sgt. Brad Reaman said found the fatal victim, a male in his late teens to early 20s, in a garage in the 7300 block of Charnwood Drive. The victim, who had been shot once, was pronounced dead about 10 minutes after offices arrived.

Reaman said a witness and the victim were in the garage when a male approached them. An altercation occurred, and at some point a gun was displayed before the victim was fatally shot.

The investigation is in its early stages, and it’s unknown if a robbery led to the shooting

Reaman said the street is quiet, and police don’t respond to the area often. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Huber Heights police at (937) 233-1565.

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UPDATE @4:50 a.m.

One person is dead following a shooting report on Charnwood Drive in Huber Heights.

The Montgomery County Coroner is on scene. Police said there is one victim.

We are working to gather additional details. 

FIRST REPORT

Police are responding to an incident in Huber Heights.

Police tape is up around a house in the 7300 block of Charnwood Drive. There are several police cruisers and one medic on scene.

We have a crew on scene, and this story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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ATV crash in Clark County sends man, child to area hospitals

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:58 PM



MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
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A man and child were taken to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following an ATV rollover crash.

The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of New Carlisle Pike, west of Springfield.

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A man was taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, and a child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to crews on the scene.

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