Troopers ID suspects in multi-county pursuit that ends in crash in Springfield

UPDATE @ 2:35 p.m.

Troopers have identified two people taken into custody following a high-speed pursuit that ended in Springfield Tuesday morning.

Damrick L. Taste, 41, of Dayton, and William D. Scott, 30, of Cleveland, were taken into custody. Troopers said Taste was driving the vehicle that led officers on a pursuit that began in Madison County and ended in Springfield. Scott was a passenger.

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.: 

Two people are in custody after a high-speed pursuit ended in a crash Tuesday morning in Springfield.

State troopers initiated a pursuit on I-70 eastbound in Madison County after an SUV refused to stop for an attempted traffic stop, investigators said.

The suspects turned around, and the pursuit continued west on I-70 until the SUV exited off the highway onto U.S. 40. Troopers cancelled their pursuit once the SUV exited the highway because of high traffic in the area, investigators said.

The SUV continued on U.S. 40 until crashing into a pickup truck at the intersection with Tuttle Road around 11:30 a.m.

The driver and a baby inside the pickup truck were not injured in the crash, investigators said.

After the crash, the two people inside the SUV ran from the scene into a field but were later captured and taken into custody.

Items that troopers suspect were drugs were thrown out of the SUV during the pursuit and were also thrown during the foot chase after the crash by the two people in custody, according to investigators. State troopers were working to collect and obtain all the items thrown during the chases.

The identities of the two people in custody were not released.

Additional details were not available.


A multi-county chase has ended in Springfield and the suspects involved are in custody, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The chase ended in the area of U.S. 40 and Tuttle Road around 11:30 a.m.

Troopers said the chase started east of Ohio route 56 on eastbound Interstate 70, before turning back west and ending in Springfield.

Details of why troopers attempted to pull over the driver were not immediately known.

We're working to learn more.

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