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4 hurt in Cleveland crash after police chase

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CLEVELAND — Authorities say four people were hurt following an overnight chase that ended with a crash at E. 36th and Euclid.

The six-minute pursuit started early Thursday morning around 44th and Clark after a trooper noticed the back window was out, and couldn’t see a front license plate.

WKYC is told the chase hit speeds between 80-90 mph on I-90 East.

The chase came to an end when the white van went through a flashing red light at E. 36th Street, colliding with an SUV carrying three women.

The driver and all three SUV occupants were taken to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries, but authorities believe all will recover.

Investigators are working to determine if the white van was stolen.

There are conflicting reports regarding whether or not there was a second person in the white van who may have fled the scene.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, crews reopened the road where the crash took place.

Stay with WKYC for more updates as additional details become available.

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Wild pursuit ends with crash in Shawnee

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A pursuit spanning several counties this morning has ended in Shawnee, where the vehicle crashed near a Shawnee business along Harrison Street.

Several law enforcement vehicles are damaged as a result of the chase.

The chase reportedly began near Holdenville.

Reports from Shawnee police indicate that the pursuit of a stolen vehicle began in Hughes County. Seminole County, Seminole police, tribal police, Pottawatomie County deputies and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol became involved as that pursuit continued.

At one point, they were traveling the wrong way on Interstate 40 and then exited at Kickapoo.

Shawnee Police Chief Mason Wilson said the pursuit came through Shawnee, hitting barricades and police vehicles along the way.

As a result, he said Hughes County, OHP, and Shawnee had damaged police vehicles.

The suspect was cornered in the parking lot of Buddy’s Home Furnishings and was taken into custody, he said.

Wilson said it was a very nice effort by all area law enforcement to stop the suspect without anyone getting injured.

As word of the chase spreads, many who saw it or were close to the action are commenting on Facebook.

One driver wrote:

“It was right by earlsboro exit. I went to pass a car on the highway, and right before I had seen about three cops on the other side of the highway, going the opposite direction, and didn’t really think nothing of it. Then when I got in the left lane, I had seen cop lights a little ahead of me coming in my direction, and then I had seen the vehicle, I think it was black or dark blue, coming straight for me, so of course I jerked back in the right lane. Luckily I didn’t get hit, my child was in the car with me.”

Watch for more updates as they become available.


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Man charged with murder after stolen vehicle, police chase caused deadly crash

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A man who police say stole a truck, sparked a police chase and caused a crash that killed a Topeka woman was charged Monday with first-degree murder.

Sherman N. Jenkins, 62, of Jefferson County, appeared before Judge William Ossmann in the morning via video feed from the jail. Jenkins, who was wearing a light blue jail jumpsuit, barely spoke.

Jenkins also is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, two counts of aggravated battery, driving with a revoked license, misdemeanor theft and driving with a bad taillight.

Ossmann set Jenkins’ bond at $1 million cash or surety. An attorney from the Northeast Kansas Conflict Office will represent him.

Jenkins was driving a stolen red pickup truck when he led police on an 11-minute, “low-speed” chase early Thursday morning that ended in the crash. He was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on Friday after being released from a local hospital.

Mia Holden, 34, died after being injured in the three-vehicle crash at S.W. 6th and Topeka Boulevard.

Topeka Police Lt. Colleen Stuart said after the crash that Jenkins may have avoided at least one of two tire deflation devices — commonly referred to as “stop sticks” — at the south end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge, and the truck he was driving was gaining speed as it entered the intersection where the crash happened.

Holden was a passenger in a gold-colored car that Jenkins struck with the stolen truck, according to police. The passenger’s side of the heavily damaged car was caved in. The car came to rest facing northeast on the south side of the intersection. The red truck, which was damaged on its front, ended up facing the opposite direction.

Police said the pursuit that led up to the crash started at 5 a.m. after officers attempted to stop a vehicle for having no taillight at St. John and N. Kansas Avenue.

Jenkins refused to pull over, according to police, initiating a pursuit that police said “weaved around” North Topeka before heading south over the Kansas Avenue Bridge. Speeds were reported at about 18 mph before the truck reduced its speed to 5 mph on the bridge.

The pursuit continued south on S. Kansas Avenue from the south end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge. The truck then turned west on S.W. 3rd Street, went south down an alley, then turned west on S.W. 4th, going a few blocks to S.W. Topeka Boulevard.

The truck then turned left, or south, onto Topeka Boulevard, where it began to speed up.

The truck, traveling south on Topeka Boulevard, then entered the intersection at S.W. 6th, where it crashed into the car in which Holden was a passenger.

A smaller white car that also was hit by the truck had rear-end damage and came to rest facing northwest in a parking area along the north side of 6th, just west of Topeka Boulevard.

Patients from all three vehicles were taken by American Medical Response ambulance to a local hospital.

The Topeka Capital-Journal was the only media outlet present at Jenkins’ appearance on Monday.

Jenkins has a criminal history. According to Shawnee County court records, last year Jenkins pleaded guilty to making a felony criminal threat. Additionally, in a case from 2012, he pleaded guilty to the felony burglary of Meadows Elementary School, 201 S.W. Clay. When officers responded, a police K-9 located Jenkins and bit him ( Jenkins also pleaded guilty in a 2012 domestic battery case.


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Police say multiple vehicle crash happened after stolen vehicle pursuit

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Metro 911 said there are about six people with possible injuries at a multiple vehicle wreck in South Charleston that apparently happened after a police pursuit.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. at Kanawha Turnpike and Jefferson Road, dispatchers said.

A dispatcher described the people with possible injuries as three “walking wounded” and three confirmed injuries. One person has been transported to the hospital. Two ambulances remain at the scene.

The accident happened after some type of police pursuit. A dispatcher said one person has been taken into custody. Police said the incident began on Montrose Drive when they were pursuing a stolen vehicle and ended in the collision that involved multiple vehicles.

Eastbound Kanawha Turnpike is shut down between Spring Hill Avenue and Jefferson Road.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Metro 911 said multiple vehicles have been involved in a wreck in South Charleston where at least three injuries have been reported.

The accident happened at Kanawha Turnpike and Jefferson Road about 5 p.m. Tuesday, an emergency dispatcher said. The intersection is shut down.

Four vehicles were involved in the wreck, and emergency crews at the scene reported there were at least three injuries, the dispatcher said.

The accident apparently happened after some type of pursuit, a dispatcher said.

The South Charleston Police Department, South Charleston Fire Department and Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority have responded.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.


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Pedestrian hit and injured during stolen vehicle pursuit

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SEATTLE — A pedestrian was hit and injured by the driver of a stolen vehicle during a police pursuit Wednesday morning in downtown Seattle.

Seattle police say officers tried to pull over a stolen car around 6 a.m. but the driver fled, eventually clipping a pedestrian. The driver jumped out of the car near Olive Way and Boren Avenue.

Authorities said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital and was expected to be okay.

Police were continuing to search for the suspect of the stolen vehicle.


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Innocent motorist killed in stolen vehicle pursuit

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A police chase ended in a head-on collision between the pursued van and a pickup truck that left both drivers dead Friday afternoon in Ellis County.

The Midlothian Police Department said in a press release that officers were pursuing a van stolen Friday from a Waxahachie construction site when it veered across a median on U.S. 287 near Midlothian, slammed head-on into the oncoming truck and burst into flames.

The innocent driver of the truck was Garrett Blake Tolliver. He was 18 and from Morgan.


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Texas teen killed by wrong-way driver fleeing police

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MIDLOTHIAN — A chase involving a vehicle theft suspect and multiple law enforcement agencies ended in a fatal crash Friday afternoon near Midlothian, killing that suspect and an innocent motorist.

Ellis County sheriff’s deputies and Waxahachie police officers pursued  the suspect — who was driving a stolen van — from Waxahachie to Midlothian.

The suspect was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 287 and struck a pickup truck head-on, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.

The van was charred after bursting into flames.

According to posts on Garrett Tolliver’s Facebook page, he had been driving home to Bosque County to see his mother and girlfriend after work when the van plowed into his pickup truck. A family friend started a GoFundMe account to raise money for the 18-year-old’s funeral.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

The van was reported to have been stolen from an Academy Sports and Outdoors parking lot in Waxahachie around 1 p.m. Friday. Officers were tipped off to the van’s location by a GPS signal from the van.

During the police pursuit, which began at 1:12 p.m., the suspect “ran one patrol officer off of the roadway” on FM 879, Ellis County authorities said. That officer was uninjured.

Eastbound traffic was diverted between Plainview and Walnut Grove roads near the scene of the fatal crash, according to the City of Midlothian.


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