AVON, Ohio — A pursuit involving state troopers ended in a fatal three-car crash on Route 611 in Avon on Thursday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Shortly after 7 a.m., state troopers located a 2020 Dodge Charger traveling recklessly on I-90 at Clague Road, with speeds reaching over 100 mph, according to Sgt. Ray Santiago of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
When troopers initiated a stop, the driver of the Dodge Charger accelerated, prompting a pursuit.
The pursuit continued westbound from Clague Road on I-90 before the driver exited at State Route 611.
The fleeing Dodge Charger struck a Ford F-150 head-on at the intersection of Chester Road. A 2010 Toyota Corolla was also damaged in the crash.
State troopers later identified the driver of the Dodge Charger in a news release as Charles Pierre-Louis Jr., 23, of Lorain. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger inside the fleeing Dodge Charger was identified as a 16-year-old from Lorain. He was life-flighted with serious injuries with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
The driver of the Ford F-150 received non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Corolla was not injured in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.