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Ohio State Highway Patrol pursuit on I-71 ends in crash, driver flees on foot

Highway Patrol
Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-13 21:39:51-05

CLEVELAND — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a pursuit on Interstate 71 ended in a crash Saturday evening.

Around 7:11 p.m., troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop with a 2007 Honda Accord that had no registration on I-71 south near Dennison Avenue.

When the Honda did not stop, a pursuit was initiated.

The Honda continued fleeing southbound and attempted to exit I-71 onto West 130th Street when it lost control and struck a guardrail, troopers said.

After the crash, the driver of the Honda fled the scene on foot while a passenger in the vehicle who sustained non-life threatening injuries was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Troopers said they found a large amount of what they believe to be narcotics inside of the vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation.