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Truck driver dead after pursuit on Ohio highway

The driver of a semi-truck is dead after leading police on a highway pursuit Tuesday along U.S. 30.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 8:47 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 1:37 PM

CONVOY, Ohio (WFFT) - A man driving a semi-truck is dead after being shot by police during a chase through northwest Ohio Tuesday.

UPDATE: PAULDING COUNTY SPECIAL PROSECUTOR WON'T FILE CHARGES AFTER DEADLY HIGHWAY TRUCK CHASE

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The Allen County, Ohio sheriff's office said a Spencerville, Ohio police officer tried to stop the semi around 8 a.m., however the 46-year-old driver didn't stop.

Several police agencies joined the chase by the time it reached westbound U.S. 30 near Delphos in Van Wert County.

The sheriff's office said officers tried several times to get the suspect to stop using negotiations, stop sticks and even shooting the tires.

The driver threatened to kill people several times, even driving in the eastbound lanes on U.S. 30.

The Allen County, Ohio Sheriff's Office said that's when officers felt the only way to stop the chase was to shoot the driver.

The semi, that was being bobtailed, stopped around 10 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Feasby-Wisener Road.

It still isn't clear how many officers were involved or how many times the suspect was shot.

No one else was hurt during the two hour chase.

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