Clermont County sheriff's deputies say a man who crashed his car, then refused to leave it, has died.
On Saturday, Aug. 26 around 6 p.m. the Clermont County emergency dispatch center received a call concerning an auto crash around the 5500 block of Bucktown Road in the township of Jackson.
First responders from the township of Stonelick and fire personnel from the township of Jackson arrived on the scene to find a two-door 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier that had struck a tree with a male driver still inside the vehicle.
The driver, identified as Terry Wayne Robinson from 209 Bryant Lane in Williamsburg, Ohio, was yelling at the crowd of responders to stay away from him and threatened them with a claw hammer, officials said.
The driver had also started his car on fire, which the fire personnel quickly extinguished.
Fire deptertment personnel called the dispatch center for law enforcement assistance and deputies from the Clermont County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to the scene.
When the deputies arrived, the driver continued yelling and waving the claw hammer in a threatening manner.
Verbal commands were given to the driver in an attempt to calm him down and have him get out of the vehicle, but the driver would not cooperate.
One deputy was hit in the hand with the claw hammer during this time as the responders tried to remove the man from his vehicle.
Mace and a Tazer were applied to the subject in order to subdue him and remove him from the car, but the responders were still unable to get the man out of his car. Finally members of the fire department applied water to the car and the driver got out of the auto.
He was then restrained and handcuffed by deputies and sedated by EMS personnel because of his resistance.
AirCare was called to the scene and the driver remained combative and had to be restrained and was reportedly sedated a second time by AirCare personnel.
The driver was flown to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses at the scene prior to the crash reported the driver had been driving up and down the street at a high rate of speed before suddenly veering his car off the road into a tree. He also reportedly yelled out that he had been using cocaine all day.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Post 13 Batavia, responded to the scene to assist with the investigation which is still on-going.
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