Police: Officer fatally shoots driver who fled Ohio crash


HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a driver who ran from a crash on the Ohio Turnpike was fatally shot when an officer tracked him down in a wooded area and a struggle ensued.

Hudson police say the male driver was traveling at a fast speed when he sideswiped another vehicle and his car flipped Sunday afternoon in Summit County, north of Akron. Police say an officer searching for the fleeing suspect found him in a wooded area and fired shots during a struggle.

The identities of the deceased driver and the officer weren’t immediately released. Police haven’t shared other details, including whether the fleeing driver was armed.

Authorities said the officer was taken to a hospital to be checked but was fine.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is reviewing what happened.

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