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Driver arrested in fatal Springfield Township crash, police say

A driver was arrested and a woman is dead after a crash occurred in Springfield Township,...
A driver was arrested and a woman is dead after a crash occurred in Springfield Township, police said.(WXIX)
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 3:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2021 at 3:37 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A woman was killed when a vehicle that was being chased by police crashed into her car in Springfield Township Saturday morning.

Police say 51-year-old Yvette Smith of Cincinnati died after 24-year-old Andre Christopher hit her car at the intersection of Galbraith and Winton Roads around 8:30 a.m.

Officers say they saw a vehicle on West North Bend Road and Daly Road driving at 80 mph. They attempted to stop Christopher, but he ignored them and then continued onto Kipling Avenue where officers say they lost him.

24-year-old Andre Christopher
24-year-old Andre Christopher(Hamilton County Jail)

About 10 minutes later, other officers spotted Christopher’s vehicle traveling 100 mph east on Galbraith Road near Hamilton Avenue. It then crashed at the intersection of Galbraith and Winton Roads.

Police say Christopher tried to run from the scene but was then arrested.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, officers said.

Police say Christopher is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, obstructing official business, and driving with a suspended license.

His bond was set at $1,000,000.

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Springfield Township Police Department at 729-1300.

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