AVON, Ohio (WJW) – A driver is in custody after leading troopers on a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery crash.
The chase took place around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10.
Officials said troopers attempted to stop a pick-up truck for driving recklessly on State Route 2 in Elyria Township, but the driver refused to stop.
As troopers pursued the vehicle onto Interstate 90, they learned the truck had just been reported stolen from a gas station in Vermilion.
When the suspect tried to exit I-90 at State Route 611, officials say the driver lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. The truck flipped and then caught fire.
The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Johnathan Bryant of Garfield Heights, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and then later booked into the Lorain County Jail.
Bryant is facing felony charges of receiving stolen property, as well as fleeing and eluding.
He is also facing misdemeanor charges for speeding, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to control, and not wearing a seatbelt.
Bryant was also found to have multiple active misdemeanor arrest warrants, said officials.