2 seriously injured in head-on collision on state Route 49 in Darke County

Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 12:47 PM
Updated: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 7:32 PM

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UPDATE @ 7:07 p.m.: The driver and passenger of a car that hit a tanker truck head on at state Route 49 and Karr Road are in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital and the crash remains under investigation, according to the Darke County Sheriff's Office. 

David Dirksen, 21, of New Weston, was ejected from the car he was driving. His passenger, 20-year-old Kelsey Evers of Fort Recovery, had to be cut out of the wreckage. 

Dirksen was headed north on 49, near Karr Road, when the vehicle traveled left of center and struck the tanker truck. Both vehicles ended up in a ditch. 

The truck driver, Stephen Pour, 62, of Troy, was treated at the scene and released, according to the sheriff's office.


A CareFlight medical helicopter has been requested to the scene of a crash, reportedly involving a tanker truck, on Ohio 49 in Darke County Friday. 

Crews were dispatched to Ohio 49 at Karr Road, near Pitsburg, around 12:35 p.m. on reports of a two-vehicle crash. 

The crash is reportedly head-on and involving a car and a semi, according to initial reports. 

The medical helicopter has been requested to transport two people to the hospital. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Rain returns this week, flooding a concern

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

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Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.

  • Rain returns tomorrow
  • More rain mid-week
  • Flooding possible the next few days

TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.

THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s. 

FRIDAY: The chance for rain returns again Friday. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

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Injury crash reported I-75 northbound in Dayton

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Crews have responded to an injury crash on Interstate 75 northbound near West Second Street.

The far left lane was shut down around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic has slowed in the remaining lanes.

We are on the scene working to learn more.

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OVI crash overnight knocks over AT&T pole, closes part of road

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Wires Down Old Springfield Road

Old Springfield Road at Stillwater River is closed due to an OVI accident overnight. 

>>Eliminations and changes to RTA routes go into effect

The road between State Route 48 and Kley is closed after a vehicle hit an AT&T utility pole Sunday around 2 a.m., according to Butler Township Police.

According to police, AT&T is now at the scene. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries. 

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Smartphones and depression

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Smartphones and depression


A disturbing link between teens with smartphones, depression and even suicide.

RELATED: 10 tips to help you unplug from social media

A look at whether this alarming phenomenon is just a coincidence or a trend that needs urgent attention. 

News Center 7 shows you the small changes parents can make that may help kids better manage Monday beginning at 5 p.m. 

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