5 hurt in head-on crash involving Lebanon medic unit

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:02 AM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 1:37 PM

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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.

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“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.

State troopers say the Lebanon Fire ambulance was taking a patient to Atrium Medical Center with lights and sirens on. A pickup truck coming the other way on State Route 122 went around a car yielding for the ambulance and hit the ambulance head-on. The pickup driver, the car’s driver, two Lebanon medics and the patient on board were all hurt.

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. 

FIRST REPORT

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. 

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LISTEN: Scanner traffic released in head-on collision involving ambulance in Warren County.

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. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Lanes reopen following serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:17 PM

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UPDATE @8:20 p.m.

All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe and the crash has been cleared.

A video sent to this newsroom showed a red SUV with heavy damage to the front.

Officials said injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown.

>> 3-car crash reported on northbound I-675

FIRST REPORT

A crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe has slowed traffic.

The crash, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a SUV, was reported after 7 p.m. about a mile south of Ohio 63. Initial reports indicate several lanes are closed.

Injuries have been reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Crash on I-75 south near I-70 leads to arrest

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:56 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:29 AM

UPDATE @ 3:21 a.m.:

A man was arrested after crashing into a wall on Interstate 75 around 11:20 p.m. Saturday.

Derrick Woods, 33, of Columbus lost control of his truck when he took the southbound I-75 ramp from westbound I-70, according to Sgt. Robinson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Woods’ truck was struck by another vehicle after the initial crash, Sgt. Robinson said. 

There were no injuries.

According to Sgt. Robinson, Woods was arrested for OVI charges and failure to control.

FIRST REPORT:

A crash was reported southbound Interstate 75 just before the Benchwood Road exit around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

>>Crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe cleared; all lanes reopen

According to Ohio State Patrol, no one was injured. 

One man was seen in the back of a police cruiser. 

It is not known if any arrests have been made.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek

Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers. 

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Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization. 

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One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials. 

Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them. 

Additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Drizzle, fog possible tonight; warmer temps return this week

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:11 PM

More sunshine is expected in the Dayton area Sunday, and a warm up is in place.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Snow showers have moved out
  • Drizzle, fog possible tonight
  • Warmer temperatures return this week

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DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Snow has moved out, but lingering moisture means we could see some drizzle or fog at times tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads. 

>>County-by-County Forecasts

Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s. 

Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s. 

Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s. 

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