Independence police chase ends in a crash (dash camera video)

Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 9:08 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 12:26 PM EST
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WOIO) - A 27-year-old man was transported to a local hospital early Wednesday morning after crashing his vehicle during a police chase.

According to Independence police, officers spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area of Chestnut Road and OH-21 around 2 a.m.

Police attempted to pull over the driver, identified as Daniel Filmore, near Rockside Road and the I-77 entrance ramp.

Daniel Filmore
Daniel Filmore((Source: Independence police))

Filmore allegedly fled from officers and went the wrong way on I-480, before crashing into a cement barrier on State Road. No other vehicles were involved.

Filmore was treated at MetroHealth Medical Center for minor injuries.

“The officer was compelled to continue following this driver because he had created a life-threatening situation. Daniel Filmore chose to put others at risk, I am happy to hear that no officers or innocent motorists were injured due to this suspects reckless actions,” said Independence Police Chief Robert Butler.

Chief Butler added the vehicle was reported stolen out of Akron.