MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Lebanon, Ohio woman died in a Miami Township police chase Tuesday night.
According to Irongate Realtors, Mary Taulbee was a realtor with the company in the Dayton Area.
The president said she worked out of their Washington Township offices for 22 years. She had been a licensed realtor since 1988.
Jeff Adams, a friend of Taulbee, said that he and his wife met Taulbee 10 years ago at an open house and knew she would become a friend.
"She lit up a room when she walked in. Her smile, there was just something about her that drew you to her," said Adams.
Described as kind-hearted and hard-working, the 57-year-old's passion and professionalism, her friends said, did not go unnoticed.
"She met a lot of people through real estate," said Adams. "There were a lot of comments on her page today [Wednesday] that showed just how much she was loved."
"Every day our agents go out and you think you are safe," Brown said. "Why was a police agency chasing a car in a neighborhood? Those are the questions we want answered."
"Mary was one of the top realtors in the area and top professional. Everyone loved her, and she never said an unkind word," said Brown.
Co-worker Harry Vearn said that Taulbee will be missed, calling her "even-keeled, always nice, friendly and smiling."
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Moraine Police are investigating the events that led up to the crash.