Vehicle fleeing traffic stop results in multi-vehicle crash in Harrison Twp.

A vehicle fleeing a traffic stop in Harrison Twp. on Friday afternoon caused a multi-vehicle crash that led a roofing truck to spill thousands of nails onto the roadway.

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop around 12:25 p.m. on a 2005 Hyundai near Lodell and Payne avenues.

The Hyundai fled and the deputy disengaged the emergency equipment on his cruiser, according to a press release. The Hyundai reportedly continued to flee and went through a red light and into the Payne Avenue and Needmore Road intersection.

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It resulted in a multi-vehicle crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

A roofing truck was involved in the crash, and thousands of nails spilled onto the road, causing the stretch of Needmore Road between Payne Ave. and I-75 to be closed until approximately 3 p.m., according to a Facebook post from Harrison Twp.

Two minor injuries were reported, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver of the Hyundai was among the injured and was taken to the hospital before being booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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