HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Shoup Mill road reopened after a crash involving a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuesday morning.
It happened on Shoup Mill Road, near Riverside Drive, just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning deputies were called to a report of an assault in progress. When deputies arrived they learned a person of interest fled the scene in a silver car at a high rate of speed.
Another deputy was driving west on Shoup Mill Road and was hit head-on by the fleeing car which was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crossed the median at Riverside Drive.
The deputy and the male driver of the car were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol closed Shoup Mill Road from Riverside Drive to Frederick Pike to investigate the crash and clean up the scene. All lanes of Shoup Mill Road reopened by 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.
“I can tell you, preliminarily, looking at the scene, looking at the skid marks coming from the Impala, there is a long distance of skids, so just looking at that and from my experience, I can tell you speed is definitely a factor and the contributing cause of that vehicle losing control,” OSP Sgt. Dallas Root said.
Troopers say it does not appear the driver of the Impala was wearing his seatbelt. Authorities haven’t said what citations that driver could face.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.