Driver still on the run after pursuit ends in crash in Warren County

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FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) — A driver still on the run after leading Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on a high speed chase in Warren County.

The pursuit began in Middletown around 2:40 a.m. Thursday. Troopers say a vehicle fled from a routine traffic stop.

The troopers pursued the vehicle from Middletown to Franklin, with speeds topping 80 miles per hour.

The vehicle ran off the road and into a ditch on S.R. 73. Troopers say the vehicle went air born, before crashing down and damaging its front tires. The vehicle continued across S.R. 73 to Baxter Drive, where it crashed into a fence.

According to OSP, two people were in the vehicle. The driver fled, running into a nearby treeline. The passenger remained in the vehicle.

Troopers set up a perimeter and called for a K-9 unit to search for the suspect who ran away. That search was unsuccessful.

According to OSP, Troopers took the passenger in the vehicle into custody due to an outstanding warrant out of Montgomery County.

No injuries have been reported.

The pursuit and crash remain under investigation.

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