CLEVELAND — The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has released new video images of the fleeing driver who caused a fatal crash last week in Cleveland.
On August 27, troopers pulled over the 2015 BMW 435 series on Clark Avenue near West 58th Street and Storer Avenue after a check of the vehicle's registration showed the car stolen out of a Strongsville dealership.
The OSHP says the driver, 23-year-old Raymond Francis, ran from law enforcement and weaved through 17 blocks of traffic before crashing into a Toyota Scion and ultimately slamming into a house near the intersection of West 41st Street and Trowbridge Avenue.
"This person had no regard for anyone but himself," said OSHP spokesperson Sgt. Ray Santiago.
The driver of the Scion, 28-year-old Annelisa Endress, suffered serious injuries and later died at an area hospital.
The new images are from a body-worn camera, a dash camera and an OSHP chopper flight crew.
"We're making every possible attempt to conduct our duties and our jobs in the safest manner possible," said Sgt. Santiago. "Having those aviation assets available to us truly is a bit of a force multiplier."
The OSHP did not pursue Francis after he sped off from the traffic stop, but did track him via its patrol chopper. The chopper video shows the BMW nearly hit a bicyclist and a school bus before driving through a stop sign and hitting Endress.
"This was the act of one person that was you know, thinking of no one but themselves," said Sgt. Santiago.
Francis was charged with several felonies and could face more charges, according to the OSHP.