Oregon, Ohio Man Dead After Crashing Stolen Vehicle into Retention Pond in Findlay

Written on April 12, 2021

An Oregon, Ohio man was killed after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle involving multiple law enforcement agencies that started early Sunday morning.

According to a release from the Findlay Police Department, officers were requested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol to assist in a pursuit that was entering the City of Findlay at around 3 Sunday morning.

The pursuit was terminated after a pursuit through the city.

Around 8 hours later, Findlay Police assisted the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and North Baltimore Police Department in trying to locate the vehicle. The driver of the car had been involved in a domestic dispute and to the vehicle belonging to a family member without permission.

At just before 1 Sunday afternoon, deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office located what appeared to be tire tracks in the 500 block of Marathon Boulevard that ended at a retention pond. The tracks suggested the vehicle entered the pond at a high rate of speed.

At around 3:34 Sunday afternoon, the vehicle was removed from the pond, and a suspect was inside.

22 year old Trevor Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy will be performed at a later time.

The incident is still under investigation at this time.

This is the complete release from the Findlay Police Department:

On the morning of 4-11-2021 at about 0305 hrs our agency was asked to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a pursuit that was entering the City of Findlay eastbound on W. Sandusky St.

The vehicle was a silver 2008 Lincoln Navigatior, OH RP #JBU6003. Our Officers assisted the OSP Trooper in following the pursuit throughout the City. The pursuit continued in the City and eventually went back westbound on W. Sandusky St. At some point the suspect vehicle had turned its headlights off. Speeds during this pursuit were between 85 – 95 mph. In the 700 blk of W. Sandusky St. the suspect vehicle gained distance from the Officers. The suspect continued west and went over the I-75 overpass in the 1500 blk of W. Sandusky St. By the time OSP and FPD crossed the overpass, the vehicle was not able to be seen or located. The pursuit was terminated at that time.

At 1127 hrs later that morning, our agency received a request to assist Wood County Sheriff’s Office and North Baltimore Police Dept. in trying to locate the same vehicle. We were advised the driver had been involved in a Domestic Violence incident in North Baltimore around 0300 hrs and the vehicle was taken from a family member without permission. Wood County had received information the suspect’s cell phone was in the area of 555 Marathon Blvd. which is just west of the I-75 overpass on W. Sandusky St. Officers from our Agency as well as Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office began checking the surrounding area for the vehicle and the suspect.

At 1256 hrs a Deputy from the HCSO located what appeared to be tire tracks heading south from 555 Marathon Blvd. on an access road. The tracks ended at a retention pond to the south of that business. Indicators were found suggesting the vehicle had entered the pond at a high rate of speed. The Hancock County Underwater Search & Recovery team was contacted. A diver from the team later located the vehicle in the pond. It was located 105 feet from the shore at a depth of 23 feet. Dick’s Towing was contacted and was able to pull the vehicle from the pond.

At 1545 hrs the vehicle was removed from the pond. The suspect was located inside the vehicle.

Hanco EMS pronounced him deceased at 1548 hrs.

His identity was confirmed as 22 year old Trevor Clark from Oregon, OH.

The Hancock County Coroner, Dr. Mark Fox, ordered his body be held for an autopsy, to be performed at a later time.

The incident is still under investigation at this time.


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