Photos: Two Marlboro Township police officers hurt in crash

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MARLBORO TWP., Stark County -- Two Marlboro Police Department officers were hurt in a Friday night crash.

According to police, it happened on state Route 44 north of state Route 619 at just before 7:30 p.m.

While on routine patrol, Officer Chris Kenneally and Cadet Brian Stanley saw a vehicle driving south at a high speed in the Swamp Road area.

Kenneally turned their cruiser around to go after the driver, and when the cruiser crested the hill just south of the intersection, he was met with a northbound vehicle illegally passing another northbound vehicle coming at him head on.

Kenneally then took evasive action, travelling off the right side of the roadway. He hit a utility pole, and the cruiser traveled about 150 feet into a field.

Police say Kenneally had to be cut from the car. Both he and Stanley were treated and released from the hospital. Their cruiser was a total loss.

State Route 44 was closed for over four hours while power crews repaired the damages to the pole.

There is no word on any charges filed in the crash, which is still under investigation.