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 Woman avoids pileup on I-75

Published: Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 5:25 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 2:04 PM


            Tonight at 5: Driver managed to elude pileup in Shelby County
Tonight at 5: Driver managed to elude pileup in Shelby County

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. 3/24/15:

Julie Meyer, the mother of two boys, was in the middle of the pileup and managed to get through it unscathed.

She has two sons, ages 5 & 6, whom she held tightly when she got home. “I was so thankful, to pick them up,” she said. “I gave them hugs and I was so thankful that they weren’t in the car to witness that.” Right after the massive pileup, she tells us she called her husband. “I called him right away, and I just cried when I was telling him the story, because I couldn’t believe, how thankful I was, that I made it through.”

Meyer has made the commute on that stretch of I-75 for 14 years, back & forth to her job at Trupointe in Piqua. You’ll hear more from Meyer in our follow up today on News Center 7 beginning at 5 p.m.

UPDATE @11:30 a.m. 3/24/15:

Our reporters are learning more about a Monday evening pileup on Interstate 75 in Shelby County.

Hear from a witness to the pileup, and learn what you should do if you find yourself involved in a highway pileup.

UPDATE @ 9 p.m. 3/23/15: The snow showers that marched across the northern Miami Valley caused “whiteout conditions” on Interstate 75 North and led to the chain-reaction pileup involving 15 to 20 vehicles, said Sgt. Vee Witcher Jr., Ohio Highway Patrol post in Piqua.

Four people were injured in the accident that shut down the northbound lanes of the interstate between state Routes 119 and 274 for approximately two hours, he said. None of the injuries was believed to be life threatening.

All of the injured were taken to hospitals.

Witcher said the investigation is ongoing. Drivers and witnesses will have to be interviewed before the highway patrol can entertain the possibility of citing anyone. The sergeant noted that the pileup occurred when one vehicle slowed because of the snow.

At least four commercial vehicles, all believed to be semitrailers, were among the vehicles in the pileup, Witcher said.

All lanes of the interstate were reopened just before 8 p.m.

FIRST REPORT

Officials are responding to a pileup believed to involve 20 to 30 vehicles on Interstate 75 North at the 100 mile marker and just north of the Sidney exit, according to the Piqua Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Two minor injuries were also reported. The northbound lane is shutdown and traffic moving slow in the southbound lane, officials said.

NewsCenter 7 crews are on the way to the scene and will bring you the latest information on this developing story.

2 children killed, 1 man hurt in Colorado stabbing

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Crime scene (stock photo).
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Crime scene (stock photo).(LPETTET/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two children were killed and one man injured in a stabbing early Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Police search for suspects in reported armed robbery 

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 10:12 PM

Police are currently looking for two suspects after a reported armed robbery at Rich’s gas station on Salem Avenue, according to dispatchers.

Initial reports indicated the two suspects were wearing hoodies. 

There was no report of shots fired. 

It is unknown if anyone was injured.

The report was made around 9:40 p.m. 

We are working to learn multiple details about this developing story.

Vacant home destroyed after it explodes in Dayton 

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 2:19 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 10:28 PM

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UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m: A vacant home in Dayton is destroyed after being the latest case of an explosion that occurred Sunday afternoon. 

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Crews responded to the 160 block of Bluecrest Avenue after receiving calls that a house was on fire around 1:30 p.m. While en route, responders were also told that neighbors  described hearing multiple explosions.

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The home’s front windows, in addition to stones on the front the house, were all blown off during the explosion. In total, firefighters estimate the damage to be about $45,000. 

No one was hurt as a result of the explosion, even though neighbors told our crew that they reported seeing a homeless person potentially living there.

“The home is vacant, and utilities were shut off months ago” said Tim Rose, District Fire Chief.

Investigators are still working to find out what caused the explosion.

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews have been on scene of a working house fire in the 100 block of Bluecrest Avenue. 

Initial reports indicate there was an explosion. 

Dayton Fire District Chief Tim Rose told WHIO-TV that fire crews received a call at about 1:30 p.m. that a house was on fire. En route, responders were told witnesses heard an explosion.

“The house appears to have had explosions,” Rose said. “The front windows were blown out.”

He said investigators are looking into the situation. 

Police find no evidence of break-in at Fairfield Commons

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:06 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

(Joey Bryant/Staff)
(Joey Bryant/Staff)

UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.

Police found no evidence of a break-in after a glass door shattered at The Fairfield Commons Mall early Sunday.

According to dispatchers, the glass was unstable and may have broken on its own. The glass was part of the door to Finish Line shoe store. 

Despite earlier reports, police found no evidence of a break-in.

EARLIER REPORT

Police are on the scene of a report of breaking and entering at 2727 Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. 

Construction crews working at a Chick-fil-A said they witnessed broken glass at the front door of the Finish Line shoe store. 

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Mall security did not give any details to our crews on the scene. 

We are working to learn multiple details about this story.