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Two Dead After High Speed Chase from Cincinnati Ends in Crash in Newport

Two people are dead after a police pursuit ended with a crash in Newport.

Four people were struck by a suspect's vehicle, two of whom died, and two of whom are hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Three suspects in the vehicle were arrested and only suffered only minor injuries, according to Cincinnati Police, which handled media inquiries at the scene.

The crash happened at Fifth and Monmouth streets where sidewalk dining tables and chairs were seen scattered by the crash.

The pursuit began on the Cincinnati side of the Ohio River before entering Covington via the Roebling Suspension Bridge and then east into Newport.

Cincinnati Police reported that a task force affiliated with the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) initiated a traffic stop in Lower Price Hill in Cincinnati at around 4:22 p.m.

That vehicle, with the three suspects inside, refused to stop, police said, and the chase began.

The identities of the suspects and the victims have not yet been released.

Newport Police Department is handling the investigation of the crash while it will join Cincinnati Police and ATF in investigating the suspects, a news release said.

The Cincinnati Police Department and its Citizens Complaint Authority will conduct administrative investigations.

-Staff report

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