Deliberations begin in deadly taxi crash case

An image from the March 2011 crash
An image from the March 2011 crash

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The jury began deliberations for man who is accused of crashing into a taxi during a police chase on Monday.

Mark Gerth is accused of crashing a stolen SUV into a taxi cab, killing two people.

The driver of the taxi, Mohamed Ould Mohamed Sidi, 34, and a passenger, Tonya Hairston, 39, were both killed in the crash.

Last March, the grand jury indicted Gerth on two counts of murder, four counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply, one count of failure to stop after accident, and one count of receiving stolen property.

The prosecution and defense wrapped up their arguments on Monday. The jury deliberated for several hours but was unable to reach a decision. The jury will begin deliberations again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

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