Two dead, 11 injured in stolen police cruiser chase


DAYTON, Ohio (NBC News) – Two children were killed Monday and 11 other people injured when a stabbing suspect stole a police cruiser and crashed into more vehicles in Dayton, Ohio.

Police say it began when officers were flagged down in the street by a man who had been stabbed by his adult son.

The officers later located the suspect, Raymond Walters, Jr. near the scene of a traffic accident.  When they exited their vehicle, he jumped inside.  An effort to tase him failed, and Walters sped away, at times reaching speeds approaching 100 miles per hour.  A chase ended when the stolen cruiser struck two other vehicles.

“The cruiser collided with a red Acura SUV within the intersection,” Dayton Police Chief Richard S. Biehl said. “The Acura SUV was occupied by three adults.  The cruiser then struck a gray Honda Odyssey occupied by seven children and one adult.”

Two of the children in the van, both 6-year-old girls, were killed.

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