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Monroe crash traps truck driver for nearly 2½ hours

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 7:31 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 9 p.m.

It took nearly 2½ hours tonight to free a truck driver from the wreckage after a crash in Monroe. 

A Monroe police sergeant said the driver was extricated about 8:50 p.m. The crash was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Todhunter Road near Ohio 4. The driver, whose name, age and condition were not available, was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. 

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A second occupant was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. His name, age and condition also were not released.

Todhunter Road was closed temporarily, and residents reported power outages. 

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The truck in the single-vehicle crash is described as more like a box truck than a semi as previously reported, police said. During the crash, the truck struck a utility pole and Duke Energy crews responded to the scene, police said. 

FIRST REPORT

Two people were injured this evening when a semi overturned in Monroe.

A CareFlight medical helicopter was called to the crash was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Todhunter Road. According to initial reports, there were two people trapped.

No other vehicles were involved, according to Monroe Police Department dispatch.

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