Police: Driver on the run caused fatal crash

West Chester fatal crash involved fleeing from police. (WDTN Photo)
West Chester fatal crash involved fleeing from police. (WDTN Photo)

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WDTN )- Police speed played a role in a crash that killed 62 year old Troy Stapelton.  Police say during Thursday morning rush hour, 32 year old Terrance Strader of West Chester ran into the back of a car on Ohio 747 with his pick up truck.

According to a police report, Strader didn’t stop and passed a car continuing south on Ohio 747, ran a red light at Port Union Road and Ohio 747, hitting a car driven by Stapelton, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Stapelton was a driver for Universal Transport Systems. Strader was hurt and taken to a local hospital.

West Chester Police believe Strader was on the run from police and that’s why he sped away after the first accident.

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