Police searching for suspects after high-speed chase in Belmont County

Belmont County
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October 31 2021 11:59 pm

The Ohio State Highway Patrol clocked a silver Lincoln at 94 miles an hour, just after 5 a.m. Monday.

Troopers pursued the car, hitting speeds over 100 miles an hour, and it led them to the Barnesville exit, and then to another exit off I-70.

“The vehicle exited off State Route 331 and struck a disabled vehicle that was sitting on the berm, unoccupied,” said Lt. Maurice Waddell, post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “After striking that vehicle, they then struck a utility pole. Initially at the time, we thought there was one suspect at the scene. But after viewing footage from local businesses, we determined there were three suspects involved in this.”

They say there were two Black men—one wearing a white T-shirt—and one Black woman, wearing a red jacket and shorts.

Authorities say if you see them, call 911, but do not approach them.

They say the car is not stolen, and they believe the owner may be one of the suspects.

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