Police are still searching for a man who led officers on a chase through two states in a stolen semi truck.
The incident began early Tuesday morning, August 7th when the owner of the semi truck got a GPS notification alerting him of the semi truck’s departure from AC Trucking & Warehousing at 3023 E. Kemper Road in Sharonville, near the Ohio-Kentucky border.
According to USA Today Cincinnati, police then began pursuing the stolen big rig through Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, and along Interstate 471 and Interstate 71 to westbound Norwood Lateral to southbound I-75.
“He was trying to intentionally hit cars all through the pursuit, civilian and police,” said Chief Craig Sorrell of Campbell County Police Department.
Officers say that the semi truck drove into oncoming traffic, crashed into the front of a Campbell County Police Cruiser at 65 mph, and eventually came to a stop against the guardrail. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
“It was a deliberate act and wanton and reckless,” Sorrell said.
The suspect was last seen by police jumping into a steep ravine along Highway 27 near Low Gap Road wearing jeans and an orange shirt, but the search was called off due to lightning and heavy rain. The suspect is also described as having a blond buzz cut and is thought to have last been in the Camp Springs area, where a civilian reported a man matching the description looking in though the windows of his home.
Police do not believe the subject is armed, but advise people to avoid confronting the suspect should they happen upon him and ask that anyone with information regarding the incident call 859-547-3100.