Authorities are looking for a man who fled from the Ohio Highway Patrol Friday morning after crashing into a fence at the Ohio Turnpike tollbooth in Mantua Township.
Lt. Joe Mannion of the Hiram post of the patrol said the man fled after being stopped for speeding at 3:15 a.m. west of the tollbooth at S.R. 44. The driver drove off and crashed into a fence at the toll plaza, then fled on foot.
A search dog lost the scent just north of Beck Road, Mannion said. The car was reported stolen out of Michigan.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches wearing black sweat pants, a black shirt, a black baseball cap with gold lettering and carrying a black backpack.
As of noon Friday, authorities were still searching for the man using aircraft and ground units, assisted by the Mantua Police Department and Portage County Sheriff's Office.
Crestwood Local Schools Superintendent David Toth said the district was alerted to the incident as buses were rolling, and building principals were asked to keep students inside for the day. He said the school was never on "lockdown." Parents were alerted by phone message.