Deputy expected to be okay after driver hits cruiser head-on

    Deputy expected to be okay after driver hits cruiser head-on (WKEF/WRGT)

    HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy has been taken to the hospital after his cruiser was hit head-on by a car fleeing the scene of a reported assault.

    The crash happened around 1:35 a.m. on Shoup Mill Road. According to Sheriff Phil Plummer, deputies were called to the area of Camargo Drive on the report of a possible assault. When deputies arrived, they were told the person of interest had left the scene in a silver vehicle. Meantime, another deputy was on Shoup Mill Road headed west when the silver vehicle, a Chevy Impala, was headed eastbound and crossed the center line, hitting the cruiser head-on.

    The man driving the silver car has been identified as Markell Hinton. Hinton was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening. The deputy, who has not been identified, was taken to Grandview Hospital, his injuries are also not considered life-threatening.

    While the crash is under investigation, troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say alcohol and speed on the park of Hinton are being investigated as possible factors in the crash. OSHP says charges are expected to be filed.

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