Blue Ash man dies after crashing into Evendale PD cruiser

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 18:00:59-05

EVENDALE, Ohio -- A Blue Ash man is dead after crashing into a police vehicle Sunday morning in Evendale, police said.

Russell Andrews Jr., 54, rear-ended Officer Pete Faillace's cruiser at Glendale-Milford Road and Reading Road at about 5:15 a.m., Evendale police said.

The impact of the crash pushed the cruiser into the intersection. 

Faillace and another officer performed CPR on Andrews, police said.

In a 911 call, the caller said she saw a man drive away from the Waffle House she works at.

“We just had a customer, and when he pulled off, he was dozin’ off at the wheel ... and I’m afraid that he’s going to hurt somebody,” the caller said.

The caller also said she took a picture of the way he was parked because he had parked over a curb.

“He was driving on the wrong side of the road,” the caller said. 

Evendale Fire Department medics took him to Bethesda North Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.