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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:02 AM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 1:37 PM
CLEARCREEK TWP., Warren County — UPDATE @ 1:39 p.m.:
A preliminary crash investigation reveals a pickup truck struck a vehicle that had been stopped for an ambulance.
The Ford F-250 truck — driven by Jesse Jones, 21, of Lebanon — was traveling east on Ohio 122 and was unable to stop in time to avoid striking the Infiniti G37 stopped for the approaching ambulance.
The Infiniti was operated by Branden Baker, 17, of Franklin, police said. Baker was not injured.
Jones’ red truck swerved left of center, side swiped the silver Infiniti and struck head-on the city of Lebanon ambulance — which had on lights and sirens, according to a release.
Jones was injured and taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, where he was listed in stable condition.
Inside the ambulance were four people, including the driver and medic. They were all injured and taken to Atrium as well, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.
Those injured in the ambulance included front passenger Dale Bottorff, 63, of Lebanon, and his wife, Marjorie Bottorff, 52, whom was the original patient being transported for a medical emergency, according to the release.
Marjorie Bottorff was listed in serious condition this afternoon at Miami Valley Hospital.
Lebanon Fire Chief Steven Johnson said one medic was treated and released from Atrium, and a second medic suffered a head laceration and was expected to be released Saturday.
The crash, which totaled the ambulance, remains under investigation.
UPDATE @ 12:55 p.m.:
A pickup truck passing a vehicle that was yielding for an oncoming medic unit struck that same medic unit head-on, injuring five people, according to state troopers.
The crash was reported on Ohio 122 near the Ohio 123 intersection around 8 a.m.
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Troopers said the five people who were injured suffered injuries not believed to be life threatening. Four people who were injured were in the Lebanon medic, including the driver, EMT in the back of the unit, the patient and the patient’s family member, according to the patrol. The fifth victim was the driver from the pickup truck, troopers said.
Investigators said the Lebanon medic unit was transporting a patient with emergency lights on to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown at the time of the collision.
“When you’re in the back of an ambulance the EMTs, they’re not seatbelted in, they’re working on the patient,” said Lt. Chuck O’Bryon with the OSHP Lebanon post.
Troopers did not release information on what vehicles the injured people were in.
Investigators are still determine what citations may be issued.
UPDATE @ 9:20 a.m.
Three vehicles, including a medic unit from Lebanon were involved in a crash that has shut down Ohio 122 at Ohio 123 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County.
Initial reports indicated there were multiple injuries involved, but investigators have not provided any details at the scene.
We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.
A medic unit has reportedly been involved in a head-on crash on Ohio 122 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County, near Ohio 123 Friday morning.
The medic unit reported the crash around 7:50 a.m. on Ohio 122, between Ohio 741 and Ohio 123.
Initial reports indicate multiple injuries in both the medic unit and in the other vehicle involved.
The medic unit is on its side as a result of the crash, according to initial reports. A patient was being transported in the back of the medic unit when the crash occurred, according to emergency scanner traffic.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 9:55 PM
— As a Flood Watch remains in effect for the southern Miami Valley counties through Sunday morning, creeks, streams and fields will likely flood, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
“Creeks and streams, if not already, will likely be out of their banks through the weekend,” she said. “Fields will also be flooded with the heavy rains that arrive Friday and Saturday.”
There are flood alerts over the next couple days.
There’s a lag between the heavy rain and water levels rising, which is why creeks, streams and rivers won’t recede until the start to the new week, Zontini said.
The Great Miami River is expected to crest, or hit its highest levels, this weekend.
In Troy, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 13.6 feet Sunday, and in Dayton, the river is expected to crest, also Sunday, at 32.3 feet. And in Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 12.4 feet Sunday.
The Stillwater River in Englewood is expected to crest Monday at 33.6 feet.
When the river does crest, here are the areas that will see flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
ENGLEWOOD (Stillwater River)
DAYTON (Great Miami River)
SIDNEY (Great Miami River)
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
— Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.
Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.
“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.
If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.
“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.
On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.
Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.
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Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:46 AM
BEAVERCREEK — DP&L crews are working on restoring power to over 2,500 customers Sunday.
A mainline feeder de-energized and locked out, forcing several in Beavercreek, Research Park area and customers off North Fairfield Road to lose power around 12:30 a.m., according to Director of Operations for DP&L Kelly Milhouse.
Crews are working to identify the cause. There is no estimated time for when customer’s power will be restored, Milhouse said.
Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:55 PM
— The heavy rain threat will come to an end overnight as the storm system moves to our east, but a few lingering showers will be possible through daybreak Sunday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will be steady in the middle to upper 40s overnight.
Sunday: A pre-dawn shower is possible early, but aside from that clouds will decrease to allow for some afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 mph at times.
Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.
Tuesday: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Thursday: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.