7/31/14 – 6:38 A.M.
The Lima Police Department has released a cruiser video from a brief police chase that led to a fatal crash last Friday. The Lima News reports the video shows an officer attempted to pull over a van full of people when the driver of the van sped away. 13 seconds later the video shows the van hitting another vehicle after crossing railroad tracks.
The crash killed a passenger in the second car, 21-year-old Devontae Williams. Major Chip Protsman tells the newspaper the chase was so short the officer didn’t have time to decide whether to continue the pursuit.
The driver of the van has not been charged yet. Protsman told the newspaper charges are pending.
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