Police Officer Dominic Francis was struck and killed by a vehicle while deploying spike strips near mile marker 142 on southbound I-75 at about 2:30 am.
Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol had started pursuing the vehicle on State Route 15 after attempting a traffic stop. The vehicle fled onto I-75 and reached speeds exceeding 130 mph before striking Officer Francis.
The three occupants of the vehicle then fled the scene on foot. All three were taken into custody over the next 10 hours.
Officer Francis had served in law enforcement for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
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