HUBER HEIGHTS — Seven people were injured, including an officer after two separate serious crashes in Huber Heights Tuesday afternoon.
Around 5 p.m. Huber Heights, police were notified by Harrison Township deputies that a white BMW that was reported stolen out of Clark County had fled from them and rammed a car in the process.
Deputies told police the vehicle was northbound on I-75.
Moments later, an off duty-officer from another agency, who happened to be in the area, then reported over the radio that it was now I-70 eastbound at a high rate of speed.
Two Huber Heights officers were in the area and waited for the car to pass them. The stolen car swerved and almost struck one officer’s cruiser.
One officer was able able to make it to the offramp for SR-201 from I-70 to catch up with the car but in the process was involved in a crash with an unrelated vehicle, according to a media release.
The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officers turned around on the white BMW as it was driving south on Brandt Pike.
Moments later the white BMW crashed into at least three other cars in the middle of the road.
The suspect immediately exited the stolen car and ran away. Several officers captured the suspect in a lot of a nearby business.
All people involved in the crash were attempting to get out of their cars when the white BMW burst into flames.
Six people were injured in the crash including a child, one person who suffered second-degree burns and another with third-degree burns on the majority of their body who is in critical condition, according to police.
The passenger in the white BMW also had second-degree burns and minor injuries.
The case remains under investigation by Huber Heights.
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