On May 11, 2018, at 1721 hrs, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Williams County Sheriff’s Office in a vehicle pursuit traveling towards Williams County. It was learned a deputy was in pursuit of a 1998 Chevrolet Pickup Truck. The pursuit traveled west on CR-M in Fulton County before coming into Williams County on CR-O.
The subject operating the truck was believed to be suicidal, homicidal and under the influence of drugs. The pursuit traveled through the City of Bryan, Village of Blakeslee, Village of West Unity, and the Village of Montpelier. Upon traveling west through the Village of Montpelier, the vehicle failed to stop at the stop light on East Main Street at Whitaker Way. Upon traveling into the intersection, the truck struck a Ford Escort that was turning west onto East Main Street from Whitaker Way. The truck veered off the Ford Escort and struck a Chevrolet Impala that was in the westbound lane stopped at the red traffic light.
The driver of the Ford Escort and the driver of the Chevrolet Impala were transported to Montpelier Emergency Room for non-life threatening injuries. They were ultimately treated and released. The driver of the truck was transported to Montpelier Emergency room before being flown by life flight to Parkview Medical Center for further treatment.
Assisting in the pursuit was the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette Police Department, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Montpelier Police Department, West Unity Police Department, Bryan Police Department, Edon Police Department, Stryker Police Department, Pioneer Police Department, Edgerton Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Montpelier Fire Department, Williams County Ems, and the Williams County Central Communications Center.
This incident remains under investigation.
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