Cleveland Police were stunned when a car fling in Ohio state trooper ran through a red light and critically injured two teens. On June 21st, a Cleveland trooper noticed a black 2020 Jeep Cherokee driving erratically. The trooper, Sergeant Nathan Dennis, stated that the Jeep was weaving in and out of its marked lanes while traveling in the westbound lanes on Interstate 90. The trooper engaged the vehicle near W 44th St. Initially, Sergeant Dennis had attempted to pull over the driver who was later identified as Willis. The first signal to pull over was issued right around Lorraine road.
Willis then took off at high speeds initiating a pursuit. Only moments later, Willis exited the interstate at W 98th Street, entering surface street traffic at 90 mph. Willis hit a 2018 EcoSport pushing both vehicles off the southwest edge of the intersection. Both the driver and passenger of the Ford EcoSport were ejected from the vehicle after striking a chain-link fence.
Willis exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. The trooper tasered Willis and took him into custody. Both of the boys in the EcoSport were transported to Metro Health Medical Center for immediate medical care for their critical injuries. There has not been further information released about the boys. It would appear from a lack of information that both may be underage. The Cleveland Division of Police and Fire worked on the scene alongside Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The driver, Willis, will face charges, although the specific charges have not yet been announced. Sgt. Dennis, the trooper who engaged in the high-speed pursuit and took an active role in the investigation, has not issued a further statement on the charges either. At this time, it may be a matter of waiting for the conclusion of the investigation. If you're involved in a wreck, contact our Cincinnati car accident attorneys today.