Driver crashes while leading trooper on chase, Ohio State Highway Patrol says

3 hospitalized after crash; 1 ran away
Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 17:39:51-04

CINCINNATI -- A Cincinnati woman crashed the SUV she was driving while being pursued by a state trooper early Tuesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The trooper attempted to stop the white 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe being driven by 23-year-old Shamara Burns at about 1:43 a.m. on Interstate 71 because she was speeding at 79 mph in a 55 mph zone, OSHP said in a news release. 

Burns didn't stop, and the trooper followed her off the interstate at Red Bank Road and then onto Erie Avenue and Brotherton Road, according to OSHP. Burns then failed to negotiate a turn from Brotherton onto Madison and crashed.

A witness' video shows a burning wreck that she said happened at about 1:50 a.m. at the same intersection.

Troopers said there were four people inside the vehicle when it crashed. One male occupant ran from the scene. Three female occupants, including Burns, a 20-year-old passenger and a juvenile passenger, were driven to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of injuries. 

Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash, troopers said.

Court records indicate a warrant has been issued for Burns on a charge of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. OSHP said the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.