OSHP pursuit ends in crash on I-75 in Piqua

MIAMI COUNTY — Crews are looking into a pursuit that started in Wapakoneta and ended in a crash in Piqua Saturday.

The Sidney Police Department was notified that a white Dodge Charger fled from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) at high speeds near the 111-mile marker (MM) of Interstate 75 southbound.

Reports say the Charger reached speeds over 100 miles per hour.

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Officer Luana with the Sidney Police Department was staged at the 94 MM of I-75 when he spotted a car matching the description of the suspect, according to the Sidney Police Department.

Luana pulled out behind the vehicle to confirm if it was the right vehicle or not. As he tried to catch up to the car, it increased its speed by over 100 miles per hour.

When Luana noticed the vehicle speeding up, he activated his overhead lights.

From that point, OSHP took over the pursuit near the 90 MM and had stop sticks deployed at the 88 MM.

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The car hit the stop sticks and continued to speed around 100 miles per hour until they exited at the 83 MM in Piqua.

The suspected vehicle crashed into a stop sign and went into a ditch south of the 25A.

Two subjects fled on foot and scaled a barbed wire fence that surrounded the Camping World lot.

Officers from multiple jurisdictions arrived on the scene to help locate the two subjects; however, the search was eventually called off.

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