Man steals police cruiser in Ohio, crashes into several vehicles killing 2 children

Posted at 8:47 PM, Aug 26, 2019

A stolen police cruiser crashed into several vehicles Monday evening in Dayton, Ohio, killing two and injuring 10 others.

The Montgomery County, Ohio, coroner told WHIO that two children were killed in the crash.

According to Dayton Police Major Eric Henderson, five of the 10 injured involved children.

The incident began in nearby Riverside, Ohio, where police were responding to a stabbing. Minutes later, police were called to a vehicle that crashed into a tree, and the suspect had fled.

As an officer was looking for the driver, the officer's cruiser was stolen, Henderson said.

The cruiser then crashed into two occupied vehicles near a library in Dayton. The stolen cruiser also crashed into several unoccupied vehicles. The suspect was then arrested.

Henderson cautioned that the information was preliminary.

The Dayton library is just one block from the Oregon District, where nine people were killed in a mass shooting on Aug. 4.