Two bystanders dead after being ‘plowed’ into during police chase
2020-08-08 | Since 5 Month
Two bystanders were killed in Friday by a suspect vehicle in a police chase that left two more injured, authorities said.
Four bystanders were struck when a vehicle — with a trio of suspects in an ongoing felony investigation — lost control during the high-speed chase that began in Ohio and ended in Kentucky, Cincinnati Police said in a statement.
A traffic stop of the vehicle was initiated by the department’s Organized Crime Investigation Squad as well as members of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Task Force around 4:22 p.m. when the suspects’ car refused to stop.
The suspects continued to outrun authorities, eventually crossing into nearby Newport, Ky., about 7 miles southeast from the Ohio city and 100 miles northeast of Louisville.
The two surviving bystanders suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the suspects, whose names were not released, were arrested on scene after also having sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.
The vehicle “came flying — maybe 90 mph – just missed me by centimeters,” witness Steve Caminiti told WCPO before noting the car then crashed into the building housing bistro Press on Monmouth.
“There were some people sitting right past there,” he said. “Red chairs. Older couple. Plowed into them. One went flying up.”