SPRINGDALE, Ohio-An officer has been killed in a traffic crash resulting from a pursuit Saturday night.
According to the Springdale Police Department, Officer Kaia Grant was killed in a crash that occurred on Westbound I-275 at State Route 4 around 8:30 p.m.
Officer Grant was transported to the UC Hospital by Air Care where she was pronounced dead.
Officer Grant was an a eight year veteran of the Springdale Police Department. The 33-year-old was a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
According to the Sprindgale Police Department, this is the first officer death in the Department's history.
“The void created by this officer’s sacrifice can never be filled and will never be forgotten,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a release. “My deepest condolences are with the Springdale community.”
The suspect is in custody. A firearm was recovered from the scene.