Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, July 3 newspaper on Page A5.
JACKSON — A Jackson police officer responding to a reported theft at Walmart was reportedly involved in a crash and has been cited.
The two-vehicle crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the intersection of West Main and Bridge streets.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that a 2015 Dodge Charger police cruiser was being driven on West Main Street by Officer James Kight, 29. He was reportedly responding to an emergency call.
A 2004 Ford Ranger being driven by Keith Argabright, 68, was reportedly headed southbound on Bridge Street and made a legal turn onto Main Street.
The police cruiser traveled around a vehicle which had stopped for a red light on West Main Street, then proceeded into the intersection, the report continues. The cruiser and Ranger then collided, causing the police vehicle to spin before coming to rest.
Kight and Argabright, along with a single passenger in each vehicle, were checked by Jackson County EMS personnel. No one was transported from the scene.
The report detailed that witnesses to the crash stated that the emergency lights on the Jackson cruiser were activated as it approached the intersection, but only a short audible siren tone was initiated just prior to the crash. Dash cam footage of the crash from the Jackson Police cruiser was also reviewed.
Both vehicles received disabling damage as a result of the crash and were towed from the scene.
Kight was cited for failure to stop at a traffic signal displaying a red light.