ZPD Officer Involved in Crash

by Kim Tewalt on April 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

An on-duty Zanesville Police Officer was transported to the hospital Friday night around 10:30.

It happened at the intersection of Luck Avenue and Indiana Street. According to Sgt. Chris Phipps, a red truck ran a stop sign and struck the passenger side of Ptl. Jeremy Barnhart’s cruiser. The crash drove both the cruiser and the truck into the yard of a home.

Phipps says the speed of the truck is unknown at this time, but adds it appears the driver was going relatively fast for the area.

Barnhart was transported to to Good Samaritan hospital as a precaution, it is unknown if he sustained any injuries. The driver of the truck was also transported with minor injuries.

Phipps says two of the passengers in the truck fled from the vehicle on foot following the crash. He urges them to come forward and speak to police.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.