Tremont, OH (WOIO) - Thursday afternoon, Second District Detectives were in the area of W. 32nd Street and Clark Avenue conducting surveillance of a suspect believed to be involved in drug activity when police watched him drive off in a Nissan.
Cops followed and tried to stop the driver but the suspect fled, causing a car accident at Seymour Avenue and Scranton Road in which at least one motorist was injured.
The suspect continued into the area of West 14th Street and Fairfield Avenue northbound and approached a construction site, did a U-turn and proceeded southbound on West 14th Street. Witnesses reported that the suspect came close to hitting a construction worker, fish-tailed, lost control, crossed over into the oncoming lane and struck an undercover police vehicle travelling north on West. 14th Street.
The police officer driving the undercover vehicle was entrapped in the vehicle and extracted by firefighters. He sustained significant injuries, though not life threatening. The suspect driver was pronounced dead at the scene.