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March 17, 2011
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Video: Chase ends with fatal taxi crash in Ohio

The suspect blew several red lights before colliding with a cab, killing the driver as well as his blind female passenger

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police say a reckless driver speeding through downtown is to blame for a deadly crash that killed a blind woman and a taxi cab driver.

Investigators said the driver, Mark Gerth, fled after a traffic stop and drove at high speeds into downtown then crashed into a taxi cab at 8th and Sycamore streets around 1 a.m.

Cincinnati police held a news conference on Wednesday where they released the names of the two people killed in the accident. Police also shared video from the pursuing officer's cruiser and a surveillance camera which captured the deadly crash.


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