Narcan administered to driver after crash on I-675 in Sugarcreek Twp. 

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 1:39 AM

State troopers said a driver was administered two doses of Narcan after a crash on southbound Interstate 675, but the doses still did not bring the driver back to consciousness.

UPDATE @ 1:40 a.m. 

State troopers said a driver was administered two doses of Narcan after a crash on southbound Interstate 675, but the doses still did not bring the driver back to consciousness. 

Investigators said an initial investigation found the driver was traveling south on Interstate 675 in Sugarcreek Twp. when she lost control and slammed into the guardrail on the left side of the road. 

The woman was trapped inside the car for over 30 minutes and had to be cut out by fire crews.

Troopers said the crash was drug-related and the driver was not brought back to consciousness even after two doses of Narcan were administered. 

The woman was transported to a local hospital for further treatment, but was believed to be uninjured.

Investigators said there were no initial signs of drugs or drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

FIRST REPORT

A driver is reportedly unconscious following a crash on southbound Interstate 675 in Sugarcreek Twp., near the Wilmington Pike exit. 

Medics and police were dispatched to the highway around 12:20 a.m. Thursday and reported the vehicle was heavily damaged and the driver was unconscious. 

Police and state troopers have blocked the left lane of the highway for the crash investigation.

WHAT IS NARCAN?

Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. Naloxone has been used safely by medical professionals for more than 40 years.

 If naloxone is given to a person who is not experiencing an opioid overdose, it is harmless. If naloxone is administered to a person who is dependent on opioids, it will produce withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal, although uncomfortable, is not life-threatening. Naloxone does not reverse overdoses that are caused by non-opioid drugs, such as cocaine, benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanex, Klonopin and Valium), methamphetamines or alcohol.

 Naloxone must be administered by a third-party because the overdose victim is unconscious or otherwise incapable of administering the medication personally. Due to a 2015 change in Ohio law, a pharmacist or pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of a pharmacist can dispense naloxone without a prescription..

We’ll update this page when new information becomes available. 

For updates and more news click here to download our free apps.

Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at our chance to see the Geminid meteor shower.

Despite the cold, the Geminid meteor shower in mid December is one of the best.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

This year, the Miami Valley won't have cooperating skies BUT the meteors can be visible before and after the peak so keep an eye out for activity. Wednesday night into Thursday morning is when the shower is expected to produce the most meteors. One meteor per hour is possible when sky conditions are good. The moon is in a waning crescent phase so it is thin and won't be visible until the very early morning hours.

RELATED: SkyWitness7

If you want to try your luck this week and hope clouds will be broken enough, dress warmly and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness. Best time to view is between midnight and 4AM. 

If you want to watch the show without any clouds....check out the LIVE stream from NASA. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Part of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road to close this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:04 AM

Work being done by the CSX Railroad Co. is expected to close part of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road this week.

The road, which handles about 6,000 vehicles a day, is expected to close at Upper River Road, just west of the Great Miami River. The closure - for work on a railroad tie replacement project - may happen Tuesday, according to the city of West Carrollton.

>>RELATED: Farmersville-West Carrollton widening may disrupt traffic

Traffic detour route signs will be posted at the site and the project is expected to last three to four days, according to the city.

The work is part of a project that began Nov. 14 in Tipp City and has gradually moved south to Carlisle, where it will end, according to the city.

-MORE POPULAR READS:

>>RELATED: Tips to help navigate through Austin Landing traffic this holiday shopping season

>>RELATED: New Austin Landing building approved with plans for office, restaurant, retail

>>RELATED: Luxury apartments leasing near Austin Landing

Officers express concern over Miamisburg intersection following crash

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

Officers expressed concern about the intersection of Jamaica and Upper Miamisburg roads after a crash occurred early Monday morning. 

RELATED: Crews extricate driver after car crashes into tree

German Twp. police responded to a two-vehicle crash around 5 a.m., per initial reports.

According to officials, the driver of one of the vehicles failed to stop at a stop sign, hitting a pickup truck in the intersection.

RELATED: Car crashes, strikes Dayton home; driver flees

Officers told our crew that this intersection is concerning due to there being a stop sign on both sides of Jamaica Road, but not for Upper Miamisburg.

The driver of the at-fault vehicle was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries, but a citation is expected.

The driver of the pickup truck did not suffer any injuries.

Miamisburg Bicentennial committee receives $50,000 for birthday celebration

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:58 AM

The Miamisburg Bicentennial committee has received a $50,000 anonymous donation to help fund next year’s 200th birthday festivities.

The contribution was announced Friday by Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church Jr., who is helping spearhead bicentennial planning efforts.

>> RELATED: 5 unique places to eat and visit in downtown Miamisburg

Church said the anonymous donation - which represents 20 percent of the group’s goal of raising $250,000 – was made by a private citizen.

The bicentennial group is planning at least one event a month to commemorate the anniversary of the city’s founding, which occurred on Feb. 20, 1818. The main event will be a weeklong celebration scheduled for mid-June with most events planned for the downtown area, organizers said.

>>RELATED: Ohio State University alumni band to be part of bicentennial parade

-MORE BICENTENNIAL COVERAGE:

>>RELATED: Volunteers sought for bicentennial planning

>>RELATED: Miamisburg marks last birthday before bicentennial celebration

>>RELATED: Sales of bobblehead of longtime mayor to help fund bicentennial