Fairfield man in custody after hit-and-run that injured deputy

Police say Daniel Reynolds, of Fairfield, hit Hamilton County Deputy Curtis Taylor on Hamilton Avenue and fled the scene.
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Police say Daniel Reynolds, of Fairfield, hit Hamilton County Deputy Curtis Taylor on Hamilton Avenue and fled the scene.

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A Fairfield man is in custody after a hit-and-run that injured a Hamilton County deputy.

Daniel Reynolds, 34, of Fairfield, hit Deputy Curtis Taylor just before midnight Thursday while Taylor was working an off-duty traffic detail on Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office officials told our news partner WCPO.

Reynolds is facing a felony charging of leaving the scene, according to WCPO.

Daniel Reynolds
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Daniel Reynolds

Reynolds was driving northbound in a construction zone near Sevenhills Drive when he struck Taylor, dragged him and drove away, authorities said. The driver fled northbound on Hamilton Avenue toward Interstate 275.

According to the sheriff's office, Taylor's medical condition "is critical but stable."

The driver behind Reynolds witnessed the incident, stopped and rendered aid to Taylor, according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Capt. Tom Butler.

First responders drove Taylor to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said Taylor was awake Friday morning while being prepped for surgery.

"It's going to take him quite a while to recover from the injuries sustained by being hit by a 3,000-pound vehicle," Neil told WCPO.

Authorities found the car Friday morning at the Timber Hollow apartment complex in Fairfield, about six miles away from the scene of the hit-and-run, according to Butler.

He said an anonymous 911 caller reported seeing a car that matched the description of the vehicle from the incident. Investigators found that it also had fresh damage consistent with what happened Thursday night. Police arrested Reynolds at a nearby residence and impounded the vehicle.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the crash.

This article contains reporting by our news partner WCPO.