Willoughby Police Chase Ends With Crash

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WILLOUGHBY, OH (WOIO) - A man fleeing from police crashed through a fence and drove into a tree before flipping his vehicle early Friday morning.

Friday, around 1:30 a.m., a Willoughby Police patrol car spotted a vehicle speeding at Mentor Avenue approaching Erie Road.

The officer attempted to pull the car over but the driver took off.

The vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Kovach, turned onto Vine Street striking multiple objects on the side of the street before crashing into a fence, a tree and then flipped over.

Kovach, from Mentor on The Lake, has been charged with fleeing and eluding, OVI and reckless operation.

There was a passenger in the car as well.

The passenger and Kovach were transported to Hillcrest Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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