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Mentor officer transporting prisoner involved in crash

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 16:12:35-04

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — A Mentor police officer was involved in a crash while transporting a prisoner Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened on State Route 44 at US 322 in Geauga County around 12:30 p.m.

The officer was driving with a prisoner he picked up from the Geauga County Sheriff's Office.

On the way back to Mentor, the prisoner began complaining about a medical issue, police said.

The officer turned around to drive back to University Hospital Geauga Medical Center, which was about a mile away.

He was driving with lights on and sirens activated when he struck a Mitsubishi Eclipse that was driving wast on US 322.

The two passengers in the Mitsubishi refused medical attention.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage.

The officer and prisoner were transported to a hospital, where they were both treated and released.