Greenville police track down suspect in hit/skip bicyclist crash

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

Man arrested for allegedly hitting bicyclist, driving off

UPDATE @ 2:55 p.m.

Police in Greenville have tracked down a male suspected of driving a pickup truck off Washington Avenue this morning, striking a bicyclist then leaving the scene of the crash.

The bicyclist was not seriously injured, but the driver, 24-year-old Ethan Louk, is facing multiple charges in the hit/skip incident, including felonious assault.

Our crew was there when Louk was taken into custody on North Broadway Street.

Greenville officer Darrin Fox said it appears the suspect targeted the victim and attempted to harm him intentionally.

Police said the suspect has threatened the victim before over some sort of property disagreement.

EARLIER

The 500 block of Washington Avenue is closed as Greenville police investigate an incident in which a truck traveled off the street and hit a bicyclist on the sidewalk.

The road was expected to reopen by early afternoon.

We’re working to gather more details.

Xenia Twp. fire crews battle residential fire in Greene County

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 12:32 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 2:46 AM

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m: Xenia Twp. fire department responded to a residential structure fire in Greene County early Wednesday morning. 

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Units were dispatched to the 1200 block of Wilberforce-Clifton Road just after midnight on a structure fire, where they were met with heavy smoke near the back of the house.

There was one occupant inside of the residence at the time of the fire, but they were able to escape without injuries.

Officials say their only issue with battling this fire was getting to it, with it being winter and the roads being slick. 

No word on damage estimates, but officials say the home will need internal rehab.

Crews continue to investigate what started the fire. 

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are on scene of a structure fire in the 1200 block of Wilberforce-Clifton Road in Greene County.

The incident occurred just after midnight on Wednesday, with flames showing from the structure, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with more details. 

More snow heading for Miami Valley on Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 11:58 PM

Bursts of heavy snow, windy conditions and low visibility at times expected today.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Snow showers/squalls ending as skies clear tonight
  • Another clipper means return of snow showers Wednesday
  • Warming trend expected for the weekend 

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DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT: Skies gradually clear. Temperatures drop into the lower middle teens. Wind chills will be in the single digits, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

Watch this quick timelapse showing snow squalls passing through Dayton, Ohio over a two hour timeframe.

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WEDNESDAY:  Clouds will increase in the morning with snow showers developing by midday. Snow showers are expected again late in the afternoon and evening. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are expected near and north of Interstate 70 with about an inch south through tonight. It will be breezy. Temperatures will climb into the lower to middle 30s.

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THURSDAY:  Clouds will linger across the Miami Valley with temperatures holding in the middle 20s. It will be blustery with wind chills in the teens.

FRIDAY: Expect a sun-cloud mix with a chance of passing snow showers, mainly north. Highs will be near 30 degrees.

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SATURDAY: Sunshine returns to the Miami Valley as a warming trend gets underway. Highs will be near 40 degrees.

SUNDAY:  Clouds will increase with a chance of rain showers developing. Highs will be in the lower 40s.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:42 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 1:09 AM

ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75
ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75


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Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents have been reported.

Surface Street Incidents

  • On N. Patterson Boulevard and E. Second Street in Dayton, two vehicle non-injury crash reported around 1:08 a.m.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Farmersville-West Carrollton Road close to Upper River Road just west of the Great Miami River, closed this week for railroad work. Expected to be closed for three to four days. Detour route signs will be posted at the site. 
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503

MIAMI COUNTY

  • SR 571 between Fourth Street and Fifth Street in Tipp City, ROAD CLOSURE Jan. 2 - 9. The official detour is I-75 to US 40 to SR 202

SHELBY COUNTY  

  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Indiana State Patrol trooper, suspect shot during traffic stop, altercation

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 8:32 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 12:29 AM

UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (Dec. 13): Indiana State Patrol Trooper Morgenn Evans stopped a gray pickup truck just east of downtown Jeffersonville on a traffic infraction, ISP PIO Sgt. Jerry Goodin said on the latest about the trooper's shooting. 

Oscar Kays, 79, of Jeffersonville and the driver of that gray 1999 Silverado, became combative, pulled a handgun and fired at Evans. Evans was struck in the head but was able to return fire at Kays, who was fleeing.

Evans got back to his police car and gave chase a short distance but Kays returned to his home. He was apprehended there by Jeffersonville City police and the Clark County Sheriff’s deputies. 

Investigators don’t yet know if Evans's shots wounded Kays or if Kays was wounded by his own gun or debris from the shots fired. 

Oscar Kays (Courtesy/Indiana State Police, Clark County Jail)

Kays, now in the Clark County Jail, is charged with attempted murder of a police officer. 

Evans, a trooper since October 2016, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m.:

Both the Indiana State Police trooper and the suspect were wounded in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop just east of downtown Jeffersonville, in southern Indiana, ISP Sellersburg District PIO Sgt. Jerry Goodin said. 

The trooper's condition is non-life threatening, "which is very good news for us," Goodin said at a media briefing near the scene. The trooper's name and age are not being released right now. 

Both he and the suspect, whose name and age also have not been released, are at University of Louisville Hospital. 

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We're hearing the trooper may have suffered a grazing head wound. Goodin would not disclose where or how many times the suspect may have been hit. He had no information on the suspect's condition. 

Goodin said he could not say any more than there was an exchange of gunfire and an altercation that occurred during the traffic stop. He said he couldn't yet discuss what led to the stop. 

The trooper called Jeffersonville police for help because things went awry at the stop, Goodin said. 

The investigation is continuing in three locations related to the incident, Goodin said, and there was no reason for citizens to fear that any other people may have been involved. 

"Keep out trooper in your prayers and hopefully the prognosis we had early on continues to be for both the trooper and the suspect that was shot also," he said.

INITIAL REPORT

An Indiana State Police trooper, shot in the head tonight while pursuing a suspect just east of downtown Jeffersonville, Ind., is at a hospital and the trooper's condition is not known. 

Several news outlets in Indiana are reporting that the shooting occurred about 7 p.m. in Clark County. Jeffersonville is located just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. 

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ISP officials are confirming the trooper is out of the state patrol’s Sellersburg District, in the southern part of Indiana. 

Police shut down roads to escort the officer to University Hospital. 

We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.