Chesapeake officer injured in crash

Published 10:39 am Sunday, September 18, 2016


CHESAPEAKE — A Chesapeake police officer is in critical condition following a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

According to the Ironton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Officer Aaron J. Christian, 24, of Ironton, was traveling south on State Route 7, lost control of his vehicle, driving off the right side of the roadway striking a tree, utility pole and guardrail before overturning over an embankment. The crash happened around 2:36 a.m. near milepost 4.

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According to patrol post, first responders located Christian in a ditch near the vehicle. He was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital by Lawrence County EMS, and is listed in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation by the state patrol.