COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A crash involving a stolen vehicle briefly closed a highway ramp near downtown Columbus and resulted in two people being apprehended by police.
Officials from the city of Grandview Heights confirmed that patrol officers tried to stop a stolen Ford Focus out of Columbus before it fled. The Ford then crashed just after 8:30 a.m. into a dump truck on the entrance ramp to Interstate 670 west from the southbound lanes of State Route 315. Columbus police classified the crash as a hit-skip.
Two suspects then fled the stolen Ford on foot and were apprehended by Grandview Heights police officers at the 900 block of Dublin. Police also recovered narcotics in the vehicle. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital for his injuries while the driver of the dump truck was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Both suspects will be charged with receiving stolen property and eluding, per the city of the Grandview Heights. The ramp reopened after being closed by Columbus police and fire vehicles for over 30 minutes.
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