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Published: Wednesday, 7/24/2013

Driver accused of deliberately crashing on I-75 in Rossford

Bond was set at $75,000 Tuesday for a Summerfield, Fla., man who was accused of deliberately crashing a car in which his wife was a passenger the day before on I-75 in Rossford, authorities said.

Donnie Hill, 51, who was driving the car, was arraigned Tuesday in Perrysburg Municipal Court on a felonious assault charge, according to a court clerk. He was ordered held in the Wood County jail in lieu of the bond pending a preliminary hearing Aug. 1.

The suspect was arrested after being treated at a local hospital, and was charged with felonious assault, Rossford police said. His wife, whose name and condition were not released, was also hurt.

Rossford and Perrysburg Township police officers responding to a report of an injury crash on southbound I-75 at the Buck Road overpass arrived about 10:50 a.m. Monday and subdued the driver who allegedly had threatened bystanders and appeared to want to flee, according to Rossford police.

Witnesses told investigators that the car driven by Mr. Hill “seemed to purposely travel off of the highway during high acceleration, strike the guardrail, and then traveled an additional 75 feet off of the roadway.”

Witnesses also reported hearing Mr. Hill say he wanted to kill “the occupants of his car,” Rossford police said in the statement.

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