Deputy Clayton Miller was pursuing a vehicle after an alleged incident of shoplifting in Manchester. The chase took the two vehicles across the county on Highway 20 before ending around 8:30 P.M. near Dyersville.
The getaway vehicle had crossed the median into oncoming traffic, so the deputy’s car hit the back of the getaway car in an attempt to stop it, causing both vehicles to go in the ditch.
Deputy Miller and the getaway driver, 25-year old Kyle Schmitt of Sherrill, both suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more information today.
(By Janelle Tucker, KMCH, Manchester)