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Teen killed in Franklin Twp. crash ID’d 

Published: Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 3:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Mclean rd crash 2

UPDATE @ 11:40 a.m.

Michaela Aregood, 19, of Franklin has been identified as the woman killed in a Warren County crash Saturday morning, according to a release from deputies. 

Aregood was driving west on McLean Road when she lost control and struck a tree and culvert before crashing into a creek bed. 

Deputies said Aregood was pronounced dead at the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE @ 4:38 a.m.

An unidentified woman is dead after the car she was driving hit a tree and crashed into a creek bed Saturday morning in Warren County’s Franklin Twp.

Troopers at the scene told our crew the woman in her 20s was pronounced dead at the scene after several unsuccessful CPR attempts. 

A driver travelling in the 3500 block of McLean Road noticed the crash after driving over a detached wheel from the crashed car. 

No other people were in the car at the time of the collision, according to troopers, and an investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. 

A portion of McLean Road remains closed as a wrecker works to remove the car from the creek and crews clear the roadway of debris.

UPDATE @ 3:47 a.m.

The Warren County coroner has arrived to the scene of an injury crash in Franklin Twp. Saturday morning. 

Our crew at the scene reports a portion of the 3500 block of McLean Road is closed as crews work to remove a crashed car from a creek. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are handling the scene while Warren County deputies offer assistance. 

Initial reports indicate a person was trapped in the car shortly after it crashed into the creek just before 2:45 a.m. 

Our crew is working to confirm additional details with authorities at the scene.


A person is reportedly injured after the car they were in crashed into a Franklin Twp. creek.

Crews were sent to the 3500 block of McLean Road in Warren County around 2:45 a.m. on a report of an injury crash. 

Initial reports indicate a person was briefly trapped in the partially submerged car. 

First responders are administering CPR to a victim at the scene, according to scanner traffic. 

We have a crew heading to the area to learn more.

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Multiple crashes on I-75 in Miami County causing traffic headaches

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

OSP Piqua post is investigating a crash involving 2 semis

State troopers and medics have responded to a crash that left a tractor trailer on its side on northbound Interstate 75 north of Troy Friday morning. 

State troopers and medics responded to the highway, about five miles north of Troy around 10:10 a.m. 

The crash in the northbound lanes of I-75 is located near the County Road 25-A exit between Troy and Piqua.  One lane is currently open, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A second crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 about two miles north of the northbound crash has traffic down to one lane on that side of the highway, the patrol said.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Surveillance video captures Hewitt Soap Factory fire begin

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

This is video of fires burning from The Glass Hat across the street from the Hewitt Soap Factory.

Surveillance video from The Glass Hat bar captures the moments as the Hewitt Soap Factory began to burn late last week and now that bar’s owner is questioning whether firefighters did enough to protect her business from damage.

“My siding, the whole outside of my bar is melted.  It’s horrible,” said owner Deanna Huitt.  “You see the firemen walking around the camera, but there was nobody spraying the building or spraying my business.”

We’re expecting the Dayton Fire Department to respond to Huitt’s claims Friday afternoon.

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Huitt said it was at least 30 minutes into the surveillance video before a firefighter can be seen using the hose.

Firefighters said at the time of the fire there were water pressure issues and the fire department had to contact the city to increase the pressure to fight the flames.

Huitt told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley that she’d been keeping a close eye on the former soap factory and said she’s called police several times when she’s  seen trespassers get inside.

Huitt just hopes she doesn’t have to pay the thousands of dollars she expects the repairs to cost.

We asked the owner and facility manager at the soap factory if they would assist in fixing the damage to the bar and they said they were unable to talk about it.

Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Five Day Forecast

A complex storm system will move in to the Dayton area late Friday night, bringing with it a weather mix that will impact most of the Miami Valley this weekend, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay prepared:

  • Heavy rain late Friday night, Saturday afternoon--ponding on the roads and reduced visibility will make driving challenging, and raise your risk of hydroplaning.
  • Winds will be gusting Saturday afternoon and evening. Isolated power outages are possible. Holiday decorations and lawn furniture could be blown around or damaged. 
  • Cold air will move in quickly, a 20-degree drop is expected by Sunday morning. Below freezing temperatures, light snow flurries are possible. Accumulation should not be an issue, but icy spots on roads Sunday morning are possible.

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‘You guys are ruining Christmas,’ man tells police

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Steven Elzey
Steven Elzey

A man with a warrant for his arrest  told police “you guys are ruining Christmas” after he was arrested while police investigated a suspicious circumstance involving copper wire at First Street Recycling on East First Street, according to a Dayton police report.

Steven Elzey, 35, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing official business and falsification after he allegedly lied to police about his identity, the report said.

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As officers investigated the suspicious circumstance, they determined Elzey had a warrant out for his arrest.

While he was being transported to jail, Elzey told police, “I should I would have got away.” the report read.