Ohio State Highway Patrol car

MANSFIELD – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a pursuit that started on Ohio 430 near Hickory Lane and ended on Illinois Avenue at Grace Street.

During the pursuit, troopers lost sight of the suspect’s vehicle while northbound on Illinois Avenue. The suspect’s vehicle drove off the road and struck a house while out of sight of the troopers.

The crash scene was later located after the suspect fled from the scene and was not apprehended.

One resident was inside the house at the time of the crash and sustained minor injuries. Madison Township EMS transported the resident to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Madison Fire & EMS, Red Cross and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department assisted on scene.

The pursuit remains under investigation and charges are pending, the patrol said in a press release.

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