Sgt. Brian Dulle
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WARREN COUNTY, Ohio --
A deputy was who was struck and killed during a high-speed chase in Warren County has been identified as Brian Dulle, 36, of Turtlecreek Township.
The chase happened early Tuesday morning. It started in Franklin and ended on U.S. Route 42 near Utica road north of Lebanon around 2 a.m.
The driver who hit and killed Dulle was captured after he tried to escape on foot after the incident, according to police.
The chase resulted in a massive manhunt that involved K-9 units and police helicopters. The driver was located around 6:20 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident at Drake Road and state Route 122 in Warren County.
Dulle was struck and killed while putting out stop sticks, Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims said.
The driver also hit another police cruiser during the chase.
"The suspect vehicle was heading south on 42. The suspect vehicle was actually driving in the northbound lanes on the wrong side of the road," Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims told our partners at The Western-Star.
"He did strike a sheriff's cruiser almost head-on. Another cruiser had to avoid being struck. Shortly after that another deputy from our agency was deploying stop sticks and was struck and ultimately killed by the suspect vehicle."
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which blocked the roadway in the area.
Lebanon Schools were put on a two-hour delay due to U.S. 42 being shut down.
During a press conference, Sheriff Sims said the Warren County Prosecutor's Office is working with his department to investigate what happened.
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