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Driver flees after crashing stolen vehicle

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Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report that a suspect fled on foot Monday afternoon following a hit/skip crash on U.S. Route 68 near Township Road 199.

The operator of a 2005 Dodge Stratus reportedly was northbound on U.S. 68 about 2:35 p.m. when the vehicle came across stopped traffic. The driver then took evasive action and drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The driver left the scene on foot. A search was conducted for the suspect, who has not yet been apprehended.

During the course of the investigation, troopers learned that the vehicle involved in the crash had been stolen from the Marysville area. The owner of the car had made a stolen vehicle report with officers of the Marysville Police Department that day.

Investigation continues on the case.

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