Milton officer crashes during pursuit

A Milton police officer crashed Thursday during a pursuit. (WCHS/WVAH)

A Milton police officer was taken to the hospital after crashing during a pursuit.

Just before 8 p.m. Thursday a Milton police officer began to pursue a vehicle for failing to stop at a traffic stop on James River Turnpike Road, according to Sgt. Kyle O'Dell.

O'Dell said the officer, Cpl. Dean Bishop, lost control of his cruise while going over railroad tracks and went into a hay field where he struck a piece of farming equipment.

Bishop was transported to the hospital but is expected to be OK.

The suspect in the chase was able to get away.

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