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Driver Killed, Passenger Injured in Chase and Crash
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) -- A driver is dead and his female passenger is in the hospital after police say they crashed during a police chase in Middletown early Tuesday morning.
Police say that driver is McGovern Flener. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers say they tried to pull Flener over at Red Lion and SR 122 in Clearcreek Township for speeding and wearing after midnight. Officers say he refused to pull over.
When the chase went into Middletown, police threw down stop sticks to try to stop the car. Flener hit them before crashing on Grand at Stanley.
A medical helicopter flew his passenger to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She is in critical condition. Police have not released her name.
Police spent much of the overnight hours processing debris from the crash. There was a lot of glass and clothing. There was also a case of Budweiser. Police poured it out and took the cans in as evidence. They haven't said yet if alcohol was involved in the crash.