(Reuters) – Two youngsters have been killed and at the very least 10 individuals injured, together with different youngsters, on Monday in a multi-vehicle crash involving a stolen police automotive in Dayton, Ohio, police stated.
The incident began with a reported stabbing in Dayton, police stated, and a pickup truck crash within the Dayton suburb of Riverside at about 7:30 p.m.
Apparently, the suspect within the reported stabbing fled that scene after which crashed a pickup right into a tree within the bordering Dayton suburb of Riverside, police stated.
Whereas Riverside police have been on the lookout for the driving force of the crashed truck, the suspect jumped right into a Riverside Police sports activities utility automobile, threw it into reverse and sped off, the Dayton Each day Information and different media reported.
The person then sped again into Dayton within the stolen police automobile and hit at the very least three occupied autos, together with a van loaded with youngsters, earlier than wrecking the SUV close to the Dayton Metro Library, police stated.
Witnesses heard the kids screaming within the wrecked van, with automotive components strewn throughout the road, the newspaper and different media reported.
Some passersby tried to get as many youngsters as they may out of the van, however some youngsters have been pinned within the wreckage.
Not less than 10 individuals have been injured and two youngsters died, Dayton police Main Eric Henderson stated in a late night time information briefing. Among the many injured have been three youngsters with life-threatening accidents, he stated.
Police stated there have been seven youngsters within the van: one in a automotive seat, one in a booster seat, one within the entrance, two within the center and two within the rear.
All of it occurred in a short time, police stated.
About 12 minutes handed between the time the pickup crashed in Riverside and the deadly wreck in Dayton, police stated.
“Clearly, this can be a tragic incident that occurred in a really quick time-frame,” Henderson stated.
The names, situations and ages of the others injured weren’t launched.
The suspect, who was arrested on the scene, is among the many injured, police stated, however his identify and different particulars weren’t accessible early Tuesday.