MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) - One man is dead and a woman is critical condition following a police chase that ended in a violent crash early Tuesday morning.
Beer cans and clothing littered the intersection of Grand Avenue and Stanley Road after the car driven by McGovern S. Flener went out of control.
Clearcreek Township Police say they tried to stop Flener for a traffic violation just after midnight Tuesday. They say they clocked the vehicle at 84 MPH prior to the chase.
Flener refused to pull over, leading police on a pursuit that reached 110 MPH as it entered Middletown.
Middletown Police joined the pursuit and deployed stop sticks just before the crash.
Flener, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say his 20-year-old girlfriend, Melissa Griffin, was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with serious head trauma. She is listed in critical condition.
The crash is still under investigation.
Flener's criminal record includes convictions for theft and drugs as well as numerous traffic violations.
Tune in tonight at 2 NEWS as Clearcreek Twp. Police explain why it was safer to pursue Flener than to let him continue on.
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