Chase ends in crash, injuries


By Mike Ullery and Sheryl Roadcap

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WEST MILTON — Three people were injured following a chase that began in West Milton and ended in Clayton when the driver of a mini van crashed after a pursuit with police Tuesday evening.

According to West Milton Police, the chase began around 5:11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, when a West Milton Police officer observed a mini van driving erratically and over the speed limit on Main Street in West Milton. The 29-year-old Union Township woman was driving at a high rate of speed through town when she allegedly turned left to go eastbound on Market Street. She at one point pulled into the parking lot of a local dentist office, when the officer thought she was going to pull over after he had activated his lights. Instead, the driver of the van, which included two children, a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old, went around the office in the parking lot and fled southbound on Miami Street/state Route 48.

Union and Englewood Police were notified as the pursuit made its way into Montgomery County.

As the van approached Clayton, the driver lost control, went off the right side of the road and crashed.

The female driver of the van and two children were transported from the scene by Clayton, Englewood and Union Fire Department Collaborative medics, with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, and the two children were taken to Dayton Childrens Hospital.

The name of the driver is not being released as charges have not yet been filed and the case is still under investigation by the West Milton Police. The incident is being investigated as a suspected case of driving under the influence (OVI), and all information is being presented to the prosecutor’s office.

The crash portion of the incident is under investigation by the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP).

Assisting West Milton Police and OSP at the scene were, Union, Clayton and the Englewood Police Departments, as well as Clayton, Englewood and Union Fire Department Collaborative Fire Departments.

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