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.

FIRST REPORT

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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U.S. 42 reopens following double-fatal motorcycle crash in Greene Co.

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 11:47 PM

FROM THE SCENE: Spring Valley fatal crash

UPDATE @ 11:51 p.m.

Our crew at the scene reports U.S. 42 has reopened at Spring Valley Paintersville Road following a double-fatal motorcycle crash.

We are working to learn the identities of the victims and the cause of the crash.

UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.

A man and woman from Xenia were killed after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Dodge Charger in Spring Valley Sunday night, according to troopers.

U.S. 42 remains closed as crash investigators work to learn the cause of the crash and the party responsible, our crew reports.

Troopers said the victims on the motorcycle, both in their mid-20s, were wearing helmets at the time of the crash a third victim in the Dodge is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

A third female victim in the Dodge was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

>>Man in critical condition after motorcycle crash in Greene Co.

A preliminary investigation reveals the motorcyclist was northbound on U.S. 42 when the driver of the car attempted to turn onto the highway from Spring Valley Paintersville Road.

Troopers said at this time speed and failure to yield are being considered causes, but a definitive answer will not be available until investigators are finished.

A crashed motorcycle at the scene of a fatal crash on U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road in Spring Valley Sunday night. DeAngelo Byrd/Staff

UPDATE @ 9:13 p.m.

Two people are dead after the motorcycle they were riding crashed on U.S. 42 in Greene County, according to troopers at the scene. 

Our crew is told both victims were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. 

>>CareFlight called to Greene Co. motorcycle crash

A woman riding in a black Dodge Charger involved in the crash was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

U.S. 42 is closed at its intersection with Spring Valley Paintersville Road as an investigation continues

Our crew remains at the scene and is working to learn what caused the crash.

UPDATE @ 7:58 p.m.

At least one person is dead following a motorcycle crash in Spring Valley Sunday night, according to our crew at the scene. 

A motorcycle and black car can be seen near the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road. 

Initial reports indicate a call to CareFlight was cancelled after crews arrived at the scene. 

U.S. 42 has been closed at its intersection with Spring Valley Paintersville Road as troopers investigate.

We are working to confirm multiple details with deputies in this developing story.

EARLIER REPORT

CareFlight has been requested to the scene of a motorcycle crash in Greene County. 

Crews were dispatched on a report of a crash involving a car and motorcycle just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Spring Valley Paintersville Road. 

Initial reports indicate a motorcyclist on scene has been seriously injured. 

We have a crew heading to the scene as we work to learn more.

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Family celebrates birthday of Miamisburg teen killed in wrong-way crash

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 8:54 PM

Family celebrates birthday of teen killed in wrong-way crash

Family members gathered for a birthday celebration Sunday to honor Kalip Grimm, the 2017 Miamisburg High School graduate killed in a wrong way crash Monday night on I-675 in Centerville. 

Grimm would have been 19 today.

"It’s the worst feeling to know you're celebrating your son's birthday one day and burying him the next,” Grimm’s mother, Stacey Grimm said.

Grimm was killed when the car he was driving was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver. Family and friends will gather tomorrow for funeral and memorial services.

A memorial pamphlet honoring Kalip Grimm, a Miaimisburg teen killed in a wrong-way crash on I-675 Monday.

"He was the most compassionate person. It didn't matter time of day, if anybody needed anything he'd be right there,” Stacey Grimm said.

News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy reports hundreds of people visited the family today with some offering kind words and others sporting new tattoos honoring Kalip.

"I'm at so much peace right now to know how many people's lives he touches,” Stacey Grimm said.

'"I've had several people tell me that when 'I was going through a hard spot Caleb brought me out of it.”

Friends of Kalip Grimm show off new tattoos remembering the Miaimisburg graduate killed in a wrong-way crash Monday. Sean Cudahy/Staff

Family and friends released balloons in the air Sunday after singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in linked arms.

“We had no idea how he touched people outside of our family,” Kalip’s step mother, LeAnn Crone.

Crone said she remembers Kalip as the person who pulled his family together.

“Anybody that knew him...knew kalip...biggest heart ever...he'd give you the shirt off his back,” Crone said.

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Pilot uninjured after plane flips on Greene Co. airport runway

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 4:22 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 5:57 PM

Plane crashes attempting to land

UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m.

High winds played a role in the crash of a single-engine plane at Greene County's Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport Sunday, according to troopers. 

The plane's pilot was landing on the runway when wind gusts sent the two-seater aircraft onto its top. 

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar reports wind gusts in the area of the airport registered as high as 22 mph earlier today. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Troopers told our crew the pilot was flying in from an airport near Bradford before crashing. 

The airport will reopen once crews clear the scene and remove the now upright plane from the runway.

UPDATE @ 5:52 p.m.

A pilot is uninjured after the plane he was landing crashed at a Greene County airport Sunday evening. 

Our crew at the scene reports the airport is closed while state troopers conduct an investigation and remove the plane from the runway. 

It is unknown what caused the crash first reported around 4 p.m. 

FROM THE SCENE: Small plane crashes in Greene Co.

>> Greene County fatal plane crash report released

Pilots taking off from the airport earlier today have been instructed to land at Wright Brothers in Miami Twp. 

Our crew reports the small red plane was on its top when authorities arrived. 

We are working to learn what caused the crash and how long the airport will remain closed.

EARLIER REPORT

No one is injured following a reported plane crash at Greene County's Lewis A. Jackson Airport Sunday evening, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers. 

Crews were sent to the reported crash on the runway around 4:05 p.m. 

>>Small plane crashes at takeoff at Greene County airport

Dispatchers said no injuries are reported and the plane is reportedly crashed on the airport runway. 

Troopers and Beavercreek fire crews are heading to the scene to assess the damage. 

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more on this developing report.

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Cars stripped of tires, windows smashed at Dayton car dealership

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:21 PM

Vandalism at White Allen

Dayton police are investigating after thieves reportedly stole the tires from three cars in the White Allen parking lot. 

Police were dispatched to the dealership in the 600 block of North Main Street around 1:40 p.m. on a report of three damaged cars, according to dispatchers. 

A car sits on concrete blocks at White Allen Chevrolet in Dayton after tires were reported stolen from three cars at the dealership Sunday morning. DeAngelo Byrd/Staff

Officers arrived to find three vehicles on concrete blocks with missing wheels and busted windows. 

A store representative could not be reached for comment as Dayton police investigate.

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