A Kingston resident didn’t make it very far after crashing a truck about 300 metres from where he had allegedly stolen it in Odessa, and then fleeing the scene of the crash, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
On January 14, 2023, just before 2:30 p.m., OPP officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle collision on County Road 6 in Odessa. “Simultaneously, officers received a call for a report of a stolen vehicle that matched the description of one of the vehicles involved in the collision,” OPP said. According to witnesses, the vehicle had been briefly parked near a convenience store and the owner of the vehicle was alerted to the theft by passersby almost immediately after the theft.
The vehicle, a black Chevrolet Silverado truck, suffered moderate damage in the crash, which was sufficient to cause the airbags to deploy and make the vehicle inoperable.
According to OPP, officers were advised that the driver of the suspected stolen vehicle had fled the scene on foot. According to witnesses, the suspect fled from the scene of the crash and ran across the Odessa fairgrounds area. OPP responded with multiple units, including K9 and Emergency Response Teams, and apprehended the suspect a short time later in the 400 block of Shane Street. “Officers responded to the area and were able to locate the driver who was arrested as a result of investigation,” OPP confirmed.
The suspect was taken from the scene by paramedics and assessed for injuries as a result of the incident.
Luke Hill, 42 years old, of Kingston, Ontario was charged with:
Theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle
Failure to stop after accident
Operation while prohibited
Fail to comply with probation order
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.