Dayton Police chase ends in crash

(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police were chasing a car on the city’s west side Wednesday afternoon when the car crashed into a tree.

Police say the car was stolen but did not elaborate on how the car was taken. Police tried to pull the car over but the driver did not stop. A short chase ensued, reached speeds of more than 70 mph until the car crashed into a tree in the 900 block of Salem Avenue.

(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

The driver, who police say is a juvenile, was arrested without incident. Police also tell 2 NEWS the suspect had a gun in his possession at the time but followed the commands of the officers, leaving the gun inside the car.

The suspect faces charges of aggravated robbery and may face more charges after the investigation is complete. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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