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Driver indicted in deadly crash into business

James Walker (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) James Walker (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) -

The driver accused of fleeing police and crashing into a business late last year, causing the building to collapse and killing his two passengers, was arrested this week.

James Walker, 19, of Corryville, is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail. He was indicted earlier this month on seven charges: two counts each of aggravated vehicular manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide. He also faces an additional charge of failure to comply with an order or signal from police.

Springfield Township police began pursuing Walker's silver, 2000 Pontiac Firebird just before 2:30 a.m. Dec. 5. They said they saw three men breaking into cars in the area, jump into the Firebird and take off. The driver refused to pull over.

After a brief pursuit, police lost sight of the Firebird but spotted it minutes later crashed into Finneytown Mower Sales & Services, 1067 W. North Bend Rd.

The building had collapsed around the vehicle with all three men inside. Walker was taken into custody at gunpoint behind the building. He suffered injuries in the crash and was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene: Demarco S. Learly, 17, and Decter Hudson, 18.

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