County (OH) sheriff's deputy was listed in critical condition
from injuries suffered Tuesday after he lost control of his cruiser.
He had been chasing a speeding motorist and crashed into a tractor-trailer
heading in the opposite direction on I-275.
occurred in Colerain Township when Deputy Paul Reinert tried to
stop a red Pontiac Firebird that he radioed to dispatchers was
going 100 mph in the lanes ahead of him. Almost immediately after
starting the pursuit, Reinert lost control of his car and it ran
across the median and into oncoming traffic, where it was struck
by a tractor-trailer driven by Virgil Judy of Fairfield, KY.
then was hit by a van. Reinert had to be extricated from the car
and flown to a nearby hospital.
Judy was treated
for minor injuries at a local hospital. The van driver was not injured.
The driver of the Firebird remained at large as of Wednesday.