Police ID 2 killed in high speed crash Tuesday

Captain David Fink explains a double fatal crash on Gray Road in Spring Grove Village late Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW)
Captain David Fink explains a double fatal crash on Gray Road in Spring Grove Village late Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW)
Captain David Fink (FOX19 NOW)
Captain David Fink (FOX19 NOW)

SPRING GROVE VILLAGE (FOX19) - Cincinnati police have identified the people involved in Tuesday night's fatal accident.

Sarah Emanuel, 31, and her passenger Timothy Brown, 56, were driving south on Gray road when Emanuel crossed the center line, spinning clockwise into the path of Shalisha Brunson, 28, police say.

Police say Emanuel and Brown were killed in the accident, Brunson was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Neither Emanuel nor Brown were wearing their seatbelts police say.

Police believe both excessive speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

Tuesday night Cincinnati police said a race or a chase ended in the crash in Spring Grove Village.

Fire officials said they responded to a report of an auto accident with a person trapped in a flipped vehicle in the 4800 block of Gray Road just before 7 p.m.

A black Mazda driven by Emanuel was either racing a silver car or involved in a chase with it on Gray Road when Emanuel over-corrected and lost control, said Captain David Fink, the night chief.

Emanuel went into the oncoming lane and hit Brunson head-on, he said.

"We don't know if they were racing or if one car was chasing the other," he said.

The silver car continued on.

"We have no other description of that car other than it was a silver car," Fink said.

Rescue crews who responded to the scene found the Mazda on its top with Emanuel and Brown trapped inside, fire officials said.

The two were pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, according to Fink.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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