Ohio police K-9 killed, 2 officers injured after wrong-way driver crashes into cruiser

After the incident, K-9 Fury was taken to the emergency vet, but succumbed to his injuries

By Cliff Pinckard

FRANKLIN, Ohio — A K9 was killed and two other police officers were injured when a wrong-way driver crashed into a patrol car.

A news release from the State Highway Patrol says the K9, named Fury, was taken to an emergency vet but died of his injuries. The Franklin Police Department says the two other officers involved in the crash were not seriously injured.

The patrol says the crash occurred just before 11 a.m. Saturday on South River Street in Franklin, which is located in Warren County between Dayton and Cincinnati in southwest Ohio. Michael Sims, 21, of Nicholasville, Kentucky, is accused of driving a 2015 Jeep Patriot in the wrong direction at high speeds before crashing into the patrol car.

The Jeep went off the road and struck a tree before coming to a stop, the patrol says. Sims was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Sims is charged with two counts of felonious assault and felonious assault of a police dog, according to Warren County Jail records. Additional charges are likely, the patrol says.

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