Chillicothe Man Injured in Crash While Attempting to Flee State Patrol


A Chillicothe man was flown to a Columbus hospital after a serious crash that took place during a vehicle pursuit with area law enforcement late Friday night.

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According to the Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Canaan M. Alexander, 21, of Chillicothe, was being pursued by an Ohio State Patrol Trooper northeast along Marietta Road at approximately 11:33 p.m. on Friday, December 20th when he lost control of his red 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the roadway where the vehicle struck an embankment. The vehicle then continued on and collided with a cluster of trees before reentering the roadway and where it overturned. The vehicle came to rest, upright, as struck a traffic sign.

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Mr. Alexander was ejected from the vehicle and sustained severe injuries. He was initially taken to Adena Regional Medical Center by ground squad from Springfield Township EMS but was later flown by MedFlight to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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A passenger inside the vehicle, Brandon L. Holley, 26, of Chillicothe, sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to Adena Regional Medical Center by Harrison Township EMS.


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