Troopers: Wrong-way crash on I-70 ‘could have been a whole lot worse’

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:02 AM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

OSP is investigating a wrong way driver crash on 70

UPDATE @ 7:30 a.m. 

State troopers said a wrong-way crash “could have been a whole lot worse” after a car slammed into semi head-on on Interstate 70 in Clark County Friday morning. 

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Sgt. Jason Cadle of the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they were first notified before 6 a.m. of a car traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. 

Before the vehicle was located by emergency crews, the car crashed head-on into a semi near the Snider Road overpass on Interstate 70 East. 

Neither driver was injured, but the driver of the car was observed by medics at the scene. 

INTERACTIVE MAP: Wrong-way crashes in the area

Cadle described the crash as “minor” with the car suffering significant damage and the semi suffering minor damage. 

Investigators said they’re not sure why the driver was going the wrong-way, but said a medical condition might be to blame. Cadle said state troopers were also not sure where the driver entered the highway. 

Additional details were not available. 

FIRST REPORT

A wrong-way crash has been reported in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the Snider Road overpass.

Initial reports indicate a wrong-way driver sideswiped a semi-tractor trailer and was off the road. We are hearing there are no injuries.

Fire crews on the scene have blocked the right lane of eastbound Interstate 70 for the investigation.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Clinton County police pursuit ends in Xenia; 2 of 3 suspects in custody

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 4:26 AM

UPDATE @4:18 a.m.

A second suspect wanted in connection to a pursuit that ended in Xenia has reportedly been taken into custody.

The suspect was reportedly located in a tree around 4:10 a.m. near the Xenia Community Center on 2nd Street.

A medic has been requested to the scene because the suspect reportedly suffered head injuries.

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UPDATE @4:05 a.m.

A search for two people involved in a pursuit early Friday morning has ended.

Authorities were not able to locate two of three occupants of a car that led police on a pursuit in Clinton and Greene counties. 

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A K9 was reportedly sprayed by a skunk during the search.

FIRST REPORT

A police pursuit that reportedly started in Clinton County has ended in a field near Bellbrook Avenue and S. Allison Avenue in Xenia.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Friday.

The subjects fled the vehicle, per initial reports.

One individual has been captured by police, two others are still on foot.

We will update this story with more details as they develop.

Cedarville University students use fall break to aide Hurricane Harvey victims

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:49 AM

Thirty Cedarville University students are in Houston to provide relief for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Using their fall break to give back, the students are in Houston for one week, in which they left their campus on Oct. 14 and will return on Oct. 21.

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The students have partnered with Northeast Houston Baptist Church at Farrington Mission in repairing damages caused by flooding, as well as strengthening Farrington Mission’s ongoing ministries, which include a large food pantry, clothing closet, men’s basketball ministry and pregnancy resource clinic. 

Texas native and sophomore nursing major, Isabella Bierman, believes the trip is fulfilling in more ways than one.

“This experience connects everything that I hold dear about nursing. Physically helping people in their time of need, when they can’t do it for themselves fully”, said Biermann. 

RELATED: Hurricane Harvey recovery: Cedarville sending 30 students to Houston 

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 and dropped 40 to 61 inches of rain in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana to set all-time U.S. tropical cyclone rain records. There were also 77 confirmed fatalities.

“We want to respond to these situations with the compassion of Christ,” said Brian Nester, Director of Global Outreach at Cedarville. “When Christ saw a need, he sought to meet the need. When people are in dire straits, we need to meet those needs as much as possible.”

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

Cedarville established a relief fund to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma when the natural disasters first occurred. The fund also covered the cost for the students to participate in the trip, as well as finance other hurricane relief efforts.

The university strives to continue relief efforts by exploring plans to send two additional teams of students to  Florida and the Dominican Republic in the fall to help people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Cooler, fall temperatures start to approach Miami Valley 

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:39 AM


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RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Warm and dry start to weekend
  • Cooling off next week
  • Showers return late Sunday night

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: A beautiful end to Friday. It’ll be cool in the morning, but warm for the afternoon. Highs should be in the low 60s and we will climb to the mid-70s today. Plenty of sunshine again with it falling into the 60s for football Friday.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

SATURDAY: A very mild start to the weekend. Wake up temperatures in the 50s and climbing into the upper 70s for the afternoon. Highs will be about 15 degrees warmer than normal. Lots of sunshine and dry. 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

SUNDAY: Becoming a little breezy, but overall the day will be nice and warm with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Clouds increase into the night as a cold front approaches, but rain should hold off until very late Sunday.

MONDAY: A few showers and gusty winds possible for Monday. Temperatures will start to drop as well with highs in the upper 60s. We’ll also experience cloudy skies.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

TUESDAY: Cloudy and cooler for Tuesday. We could see a few more showers, especially east. Highs will be in the upper 50s, which is finally cooler than normal.              

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 1:10 AM

SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue
SCENE: Rollover crash on Riverview Avenue

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Alex-Bell Road will be closed for work on the Washington Twp. bridge over Holes Creek until Nov. 30. More information, including detour information, is available here.
  • A half-mile of Stroop Road in Kettering between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddox intersection will be closed until the end of the year so a bridge can be replaced. .
  • I-70 east between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures Oct. 14 - 21 between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. These will become double lane closures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One eastbound lane will remain open.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, Overnight RAMP CLOSURE Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. - Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East ramp closure March 28 - Oct. 21. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H McGee Blvd. to Us 35 east
  • I-75 between I-70 and SR 571, nightly lane closures between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. through Oct. 31. The northbound side will become a double lane closure between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Shroyer Road between Gainsborough Road and East Dorothy Lane will be repaved and reconfigured through at least October. Once the project is completed, Shroyer Road will be reduced to three lanes. 
  • SR 48 between I-70 and Phillipsburg-Union Road, Nightly lane closures Oct. 15 - 21 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November.

MIAMI COUNTY 

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, shoulder closures through Oct. 31.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - 21 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 between SR 571 and Northwoods Boulevard, Nightly lane closures Oct. 16 - Nov. 10 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. These will become double lane closures at 9 p.m. One lane will remaim open at all times. 
  • West Peterson Road at Piqua Troy Road, ROAD CLOSURE through Oct. 21. The official ODOT detour is westbound: Piqua Troy Road to Statler Road to CR 25A north to Eldean Road to Piqua Troy Road. Eastbound: West Peterson Road to Troy Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua Troy Road.

CLARK COUNTY  

  • I-70 east ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE through Oct.31. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 721 between Childrens Home-Bradford Road and Horatio Harris Creek, BRIDGE CLOSURE Oct. 2 - 23. The official detour is: SR 185 to SR 48 to US 36.
  • SR 722 between Emrick Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 9 - 30. The official detour is: SR 726 to US 40 to US 127.
  • SR 705 between Lightsville - Northern and Cochran Road, ROAD CLOSURE Oct. 30 - Nov. 10. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 119 to SR 118.
SHELBY COUNTY  
  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, shoulder closures through Nov. 17. *There could be intermittent lane closures in this area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • SR 219 between State Street and Taylor Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open  for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 66 between Mason Road and Dirksen Road, Daily lane closures Sept. 27 - Oct. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.