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Published: Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 3:22 PM
WEST CARROLLTON — A driver suffered serious injuries after crashing into the back of a Montgomery County Sheriff deputy’s cruiser on northbound I-75 in West Carrollton Saturday morning.
UPDATE @ 3:11 p.m.
The deputy who was sitting in his Montgomery County cruiser when it was struck from behind in a crash overnight appears to be OK, according to a social media post by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The Facebook post shows Deputy Brian Shiverdecker standing next to his heavily-damaged cruiser.
According to the sheriff’s office Facebook post, Shiverdecker was rear ended “by a suspected drunk driver” while parked near a construction zone with emergency lights activated.
“Please remember to always have a designated driver so that everyone is safe,” the sheriff’s office says in the post.
The at-fault driver was ejected and seriously injured in the crash, investigators said at the scene.
His identity and condition were not immediately available Saturday afternoon.
Investigators said the deputy called out the crash around 3:10 a.m. at the East Dixie Drive exit on northbound I-75. The deputy was stationary on the highway blocking part of the road due to construction.
Investigators said the cruiser was rear-ended by the other vehicle. Initial reports indicated the driver was thrown from the vehicle and was unconscious when the deputy reported the crash.
The driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in what deputies called ‘very bad condition.’
The deputy was transported to Kettering Medical Center and was in fair condition.
All lanes of the highway were shut down at Miamisburg Centerville Road and at East Dixie Drive for the investigation and reopened 5:30 a.m.
While the crash was being investigated, a high-speed pursuit was approaching the scene around 3:25 a.m. on northbound I-75. The pursuit ended in front West Carrollton High School on I-75, with the driver fleeing, passenger arrested, and two troopers suffering minor injuries.
Investigators did not indicate any factors that might have caused the crash.
The incident remains under investigation by the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.