Driver fails to stop for traffic violation, is shot and killed by police after chase ensues

MEDINA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The driver involved in a police chase on Interstate 71 was shot and killed after fleeing an attempted traffic stop early Tuesday.

According to a press release, officers attempted to stop the vehicle involved for a traffic violation on 71 northbound in Strongsville around 2:26 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver did not comply, and a police pursuit ensued. It ended a short time later on Interstate 71.

One Strongsville officer fired at least one shot, killing the driver of the vehicle.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was a woman and three children in the vehicle as well, but they were not hurt. Two Strongsville cruisers were also damaged in the ordeal.

BCI is investigating what exactly happened that led the officer to fire. The investigation could take several months.

A portion of the interstate was closed for hours after the incident.

A Fox 8 crew at the scene shot video that showed a van with multiple bullet holes.

(Photo Credit: ODOT traffic camera)

An Ohio Department of Transportation camera in the area showed several emergency vehicles with their lights on following the incident.

We will continue to update this developing story on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com.