Getaway driver hits NKY police cruiser and crashes onto NB I-75 in Sharonville

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (WXIX) – The driver of a vehicle reported stolen in Kentucky fled state troopers on northbound Interstate 71 early Friday, hitting a trooper’s cruiser in Boone County in en route, before continuing to Ohio, where he crashed into northbound I-75 and is now under arrest, according to Lockland police and dispatchers in both states.

The two right-hand lanes of I-75 northbound were closed before I-275 in Sharonville for about 90 minutes after the crash was reported around 4:15 a.m., according to Hamilton County dispatchers.

All lanes reopened just before 6 a.m.

The chase, which spanned multiple counties for more than 70 miles, began around 1:30 a.m. Friday in Henry County, according to Kentucky State Police.

Troopers attempted to stop a blue 2010 Jeep Liberty that was allegedly stolen on the north side of I-71, but the driver took off, speeding up to 100 mph, according to dispatchers at the KSP Campbellsburg station.

The driver fled the soldiers for several miles, eventually in Boone County on New Brunswick I-71, where the Jeep hit a cruiser with a state trooper inside and basically knocked his vehicle off the highway around 2 a.m., according to dispatchers.

The soldier, who is from the Campbellsburg station, reported him to dispatch and said he was uninjured, they tell FOX19 NOW.

The soldier was able to move his cruiser away from the scene. He kept working and was too busy to speak to FOX19 NOW on Friday because he was answering other errands, dispatchers say.

Meanwhile, other KSP soldiers chased the Jeep to the Kentucky-Ohio line, then let the vehicle go as it escaped to Ohio, where they have no jurisdiction.

They notified authorities in Ohio, including the State Highway Patrol.

Lockland police spotted the Jeep on I-75 northbound and chased it to Sharonville, where the vehicle crashed near I-275 and police arrested the driver at gunpoint. a weapon without further incident, according to Hamilton County dispatchers.

Lockland Police Sgt. Austin Poe confirmed the suspect was in custody but declined to release his name.

No one was injured, he said, but the suspect was taken to an area hospital to be examined as a precaution anyway, in line with police policy.

“He is in custody. This is an ongoing investigation,” said Sgt. said Poe. ” Everyone is well. No one is injured and everyone is going home and that’s all we can ask for.”

Lockland Police have since identified the suspect as 20-year-old Tracy Adams of Rhineyville, Harkin County, Kentucky.

Adams was taken to Bethesda North Hospital, where he remained at 10:30 a.m. Friday, police told FOX19 NOW.

Once released, he will be taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center and incarcerated for disobeying police, receiving stolen property and possessing drug paraphernalia.

FOX19 NOW has repeatedly checked with the Kentucky State Police for updates and to find out what charges Adams will face in Bluegrass State. Lockland police tell us they are also awaiting news from authorities in Kentucky.

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