WATCH: Driver involved in high-speed pursuit through 2 counties


WATCH: Driver involved in high-speed pursuit through 2 counties

UPDATE @ 5:26 p.m. (Aug. 2):

New video was obtained today of this pursuit.

UPDATE @ 8:48 am. (July 31):

A Michigan man accused of stealing a vehicle early Sunday before leading troopers on a multi-county pursuit is facing a series of charges.

Joshua Tobes, 19, of West Bloomfield, is booked into the Miami County Jail on charges of fleeing and eluding, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, according to jail records.

According to officials, Tobes had stolen a black sedan from Farmington Hills, Michigan earlier on Sunday and was spotted driving erratically in the Piqua area.

Troopers said Tobes fled from them at speeds of 100 mph and eventually crashed on I-75 just south of Needmore Road around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tobes was on his way to North Carolina, investigators said.

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.

A man who led troopers on a pursuit today on I-75 South crashed on the highway and was taken to the hospital, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The pursuit started in the Piqua area when the Patrol’s Piqua Post got reports of an erratic, reckless driver.

The suspect black sedan fled when troopers attempted to stop it.

The suspect driver, an adult male from Michigan, exited the highway then reentered and proceeded toward Dayton at speeds of 100 mph, according to the patrol.

Pursuit on SB I-75 ends in crash

The sedan struck a Toyota Camry while trying to get away and flipped onto its top, landing against the median concrete barrier.

The suspect’s identity has not been released. He was taken to the Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.


A vehicle that was being pursued by the Ohio State Highway Patrol crashed on I-75 South just south of the Needmore Road exit.

The crash happened shortly before 1:30 p.m.

The left lane is shut down to traffic, according to the patrol.

A witness tells us the pursued vehicle passed his vehicle going close to 100 mph before it clipped another vehicle and rolled onto its top.

We’re working to gather more details. 

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