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Dashcam video reveals a driver working from a multi-car crash that ended a quick police chase Wednesday in Richmond Heights. Investigators are nonetheless trying to find the motive force who sped away after an officer tried to cease a 2017 Kia Sorrento. The motive force brought on the crash when he ran a purple gentle on Highland Street at Richmond Street. The chase lasted about 20 seconds, in keeping with video launched Thursday afternoon by the Richmond Heights Police Division. Richmond Heights officers arrested a passenger who tried to run from the crash. They discovered a loaded Glock 26 9 mm, Percocet capsules and roughly $three,000 within the automobile, Chief Gene Rowe mentioned.
Kevin Anthony Carswell, 28, of Cleveland is charged with aggravated trafficking in medicine, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia possession and having a weapon whereas beneath incapacity within the incident. His court docket look has not but been scheduled. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Workplace and Euclid Police Division have lively warrants accusing Carswell of drug trafficking, Rowe mentioned. Carswell, who owns the Kia, informed police he doesn’t know the person who was driving his SUV, Rowe mentioned. The Kia practically crashed head-on right into a police SUV simply earlier than 9 p.m. on Richmond Park East.
The officer circled and tried to cease the Kia on Highland Street earlier than the motive force ran a purple gentle and crashed right into a BMW 228i. The Kia hit two extra vehicles earlier than coming to a cease. The BMW’s driver suffered severe accidents and obtained therapy at Hillcrest Hospital. His situation is unknown, Rowe mentioned. The motive force of a Chevrolet Malibu concerned within the crash additionally obtained medical therapy however has been launched from a hospital, Rowe mentioned. The officer who pursued the Kia had simply contacted a supervisor to report the chase when the Kia hit the BMW, Rowe mentioned. “The officer actually did not have a chance to say he was in pursuit,” he mentioned. “The entire chase in all probability coated three-tenths of a mile.”
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