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Toledo man crashes car, steals another

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) - A Toledo man was arrested Friday after police said he crashed a car, threatened a Good Samaritan, stole a car, then crashed that car after a police chase.

Just after 10 a.m. Friday, emergency dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about an injury crash on Hoenie Road in Celina, Ohio, that involved two vehicles.

The Mercer County Sheriff's Office said a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Lucas J. Jackson of Toledo had been speeding when it rear-ended a 2001 Honda driven by a Celina man.

Police said after the crash, Jackson threatened the driver of a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, who stopped to help crash victims, with a screw driver.

At that point, Jackson reportedly stole the Grand Am and sped off, police said.

Rockford Police Chief May, who was responding to that initial scene, passed Jackson in the stolen Pontiac westbound on S.R. 707, and turned to chase after him, police said. The chase reached 70 mph before Jackson eventually lost control and rolled the Grand Am into a field off Erastus Durbin Road.

Jackson was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be pulled out, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No other information was released. The sheriff's office said prosecutors will review the case for the appropriate charges to be filed, and the case remain under investigation. 

The driver of the Honda that was struck initially was also hospitalized, with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.


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