Officers shoot, kill trucker who drove wrong way on highway

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VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say they shot and killed a truck driver during a chase in western Ohio after he intentionally drove the wrong way on a highway toward oncoming traffic.

The Allen County Sheriff's Office says negotiators were talking to the driver during the chase Tuesday morning and that he was making repeated threats to kill people.

The sheriff's office says it all began when police in Spencerville tried to stop the driver on a prior criminal complaint.

They say the 46-year-old man whose name wasn't been released drove off and refused to stop.

The Allen County sheriff says officers decided to fire at the driver after he began going the wrong way on U.S. 30 in neighboring Van Wert County and they determined he was an imminent threat.