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Springfield man killed in crash on U.S. 68 in Greene Co.

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 6:35 AM
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

The Xenia post of the OSP is investigating a fatal car crash

UPDATE @ 12:57 p.m.

The person killed in a Greene County crash today has been identified as John Glatfelter Jr., 46, of Springfield, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

About 6 a.m. Monday, Glatfelter’s vehicle crashed while driving south on U.S. 68. He was not wearing a seat belt, the investigation revealed.

“Evidence shows that the Mr. Glatfelter Jr. drifted off the left side of the road and then drove back across U.S. 68 going off the right side of the roadway and through a chain link fence,” according to Sgt. Paul Lezotte. “The truck continued into a yard striking the corner of an outbuilding and striking a tree where it came to rest.” 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE @10:28 a.m. 

Police found the driver still in the vehicle after the crash, according to state troopers. 

The driver traveled almost 300 yards before swerving from one side of the road to the other hitting multiple items and coming to a stop. 

"Actually went off the east side of the roadway, just north of us,” said Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Lezotte. “And then drifted back over across the right side of the road. As you can see he went through a fence, struck a corner of a building and then a cement water retention wall."

The crash marks the fifth fatal accident in Greene County this year. 

UPDATE @7:30 a.m.

Troopers said they believe a medical condition is to blame for a fatal crash in Greene County Monday morning.

The identity of the driver has not been released, but troopers did say the fatality is 40-year-old white male of Springfield.

UPDATE @6:50 a.m.

One person is dead in a crash on U.S. 68 in Greene County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


One person is reportedly trapped inside a vehicle following a crash on U.S. 68 in Greene County Monday morning. 

Deputies and medics were first dispatched to the crash around 6:20 a.m. on U.S. 68 north of Ohio 235. 

The vehicle reportedly slammed into a tree and trapped the driver inside. 

We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page when new information becomes available. 

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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

Warmer temperatures and more rain is expected this week in the Dayton area.

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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