UPDATE @ 7:19 a.m.: A deputy-involved crash early Tuesday caused nearly a 6-hour shut down of Shoup Mill Road.
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Sergeants from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, say the driver of a Chevy Impala was traveling east on Shoup Mill Road at a high rate of speed when it lost control. This caused the vehicle to cross the median into the westbound lanes and strike a Harrison Township deputy cruiser head-on near Riverside Drive.
According to a release by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the Impala, Markell Hinton, was a person of interest in a reported possible assault in progress on Camargo Drive that deputies were investigating. Hinton fled the scene before deputies arrived.
Sheriff’s deputies were not pursuing Hinton or the vehicle when the crashed occurred.
Both the deputy and Hinton were transported with non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was taken to Grandview Medical Center, and Hinton to Miami Valley Hospital.
Alcohol and speed, by Hinton, are being investigated as possible factors in the crash.
Hinton has not been formally charged, though charges are expected to be filed, according to a release by OSP.
The crash remains under investigation.