OSNABURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Stark County deputy responding to an emergency call was seriously injured after her patrol car lost control on State Route 44 due to icy conditions on the roadway, according to the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened Friday at 1:38 a.m. on State Route 44 just south of milepost 7 in Osnaburg Township in Stark County.
The deputy was responding to an emergency call when her cruiser lost control due to ice and slush on the roadway. As the deputy traveled southbound on State Route 44 near Valleybrook Street, it lost control and traveled off the right side of the roadway.
The vehicle slid off the road into a ditch, and struck a large culvert and overturned onto its top.
The deputy, identified as Haley Hiller, became trapped upside down inside the patrol car for about 30 minutes. Firefighters from the Louisville Fire Department extricated the deputy from the vehicle who sustained serious injuries.
Hiller was transported to Aultman Hospital by Osnaburg Township Emergency Squad. Her condition is unknown at this time.
State Route 44 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours. The crash remains under investigation.