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Dashcam shows moment when police stop wrong-way driver on I-77 in Copley

Posted at 1:34 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 13:34:43-04

COPLEY, Ohio — Dashcam video released by the Copley Police Department shows the moment police intervened to stop a wrong-driver on I-77 in Copley early Sunday morning.

Around 12:26 a.m., the Copley Police Department pursued a wrong-way driver in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu headed north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77, troopers said.

In the dashcam video, police made contact with the side of the Malibu, which then struck a 2018 Nissan Altima that was stopped on the side of the road, according to troopers.

The 55-year-old driver of the Chevy, who is from Akron, was injured in the crash and was transported to Akron General Hospital, according to troopers.

The occupant of the Nissan was also injured but was treated on the scene by EMS, troopers said.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this crash, according to troopers.