2 suspects injured after chase, crash

Joshua Raines (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)
Joshua Raines (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)

FORT MITCHELL, KY (FOX19) - Two suspects were injured after a police chase and crash Tuesday morning.

Joshua Raines, 28, has been identified as the driver in the incident. The passenger has been identified as Clayton Raines, 34. The two were brothers, and both were from Cincinnati.

It all started when a woman in the Woodlyn Hills subdivision noticed two suspects running away from a home. She noticed they weren't the owners, and called police with a description of the vehicle they left in, as well as a license plate number.

An Erlanger Police officer spotted the vehicle in the area of Turkeyfoot Road and Thomas More Parkway and attempted to pull it over. Then Raines took off, leading police on a chase to the on- ramp of northbound Interstate 75 from Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell.

From there, Joshua Raines tried to get away from police, and drove through the grassy area on the side of the ramp. He then traveled through a fence and down an embankment before flipping and coming to a rest on East Orchard Road, which runs under the interstate.

Clayton Raines was thrown out of the vehicle and over a fence and Joshua Raines was found underneath the vehicle. Clayton was air lifted to University Hospital and Joshua was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington via ambulance. Police say they found broken windows and busted doors at the home on Woodlyn Hills Drive that the suspects were seen running from. However, police said nothing appeared to be taken from the home.

Joshua has been transported to Kenton County Detention Center and charged with fleeing and eluding, while Clayton is still being treated for his injuries. Burglary charges against both brothers are pending.

All lanes of the interstate remained open during the investigation, but northbound traffic was slow in the area for much of the morning.

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