A vehicle veered off West State Street early Monday morning during a high-speed pursuit with police and crashed into the ARTS/West building. 

At around 4 a.m., Kelsey Auflick, 24, of Nelsonville, was reportedly going 50 mph in her vehicle before it ran off the roadway after failing to negotiate a curve, according to a report by the Athens Police Department. 

The car struck an underground utility box and went airborne. The vehicle came to a rest after hitting a picnic table and the side of the ARTS/West building, 132 W. State St.

Auflick was transported to OhioHealth O’Bleness Memorial Hospital by the Athens County EMS after sustaining serious injuries. 

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