Police chase ends in fatal crash


HARRISON TWP. — An 18 year old woman is in custody on aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault following a crash that resulted in a fatality early Thursday morning.

Kyndra Shackelford, 18, was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at Miami Valley Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. She is being held without bond pending formal charges according to jail records.

That crash came at the end of a pursuit by Huber Heights Police that began after the police dispatch was notified of a vehicle that was stolen from the Speedway at 6501 Miller Lane in Butler Township. A press release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says that alcohol is believed to a significant contributor to the crash.

Video of the pursuit and crash can be seen here:

A Huber Heights officer spotted a 2016 Chevy Impala that matched the description on Rip Rap Road and observed it crossing the yellow line. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Rip Rap Chambersburg Roads but the vehicle continued traveling south at a high rate of speed.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle entered the intersection of Wagner Ford and Needmore Roads at a high speed and struck a 1993 Chevy Blazer that was traveling through the intersection. The stolen vehicle struck the Blazer and continued through the intersection and hit a street sign and post near the crosswalk.

The Impala’s engine caught on fire and Huber Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies removed the driver from the car where she was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Blazer was declared dead at the scene.

Kyndra Shackelford, 18, is being held in the Montgomery County Jail with pending aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault charges after fleeing Huber Heights police and causing a fatal crash Thursday morning. Alcohol is believed to be a significant factor in the case.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/03/web1_ShackelfordKyndra.jpgKyndra Shackelford, 18, is being held in the Montgomery County Jail with pending aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault charges after fleeing Huber Heights police and causing a fatal crash Thursday morning. Alcohol is believed to be a significant factor in the case. MCSO photo
Vehicle stolen in Butler Township, driver fled Huber Police

By Darrell Wacker

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