4-year-old dies after high speed chase, crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio— Police say a child who was in a car that crashed during a high speed pursuit in Ohio has died.

State Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Herron says 4-year-old Rojer Lemus died Monday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Lemus’ brother, 3-year-old Caissen Cruz, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The driver of the car, 35-year-old Yoni Cruz Martinez, died at the scene of the crash Sunday evening in Commercial Point.

Police say they received a call about an erratic driver earlier that evening, and Martinez sped off when an officer pulled in behind him.

Police say the officer engaged in a pursuit, and speeds reached up to 120 mph before Martinez crashed the vehicle.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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