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. 

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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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Three dead following small airplane crash in Franklin County, Ind.

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:41 AM

Credit:  Contributed WCPO
Credit: Contributed WCPO

A small airplane crashed Saturday near Hamburg Road in Franklin County, Indiana, resulting in three deaths according to Indiana State Highway Patrol and our partners at WCPO. 

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Indiana State Highway Patrol reports the plane originated in Kansas City, Missouri and stopped in Columbus, Indiana to refuel, before taking off for its final destination of Maryland.

The plane was privately owned and ISP reports that three people were inside the plane at the time of the crash around 9 p.m. Saturday behind a home on Hamburg Road.

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Police are still working to identify the victims and the investigation is being handed over to the FAA. Police say the initial cause of the crash has been attributed to engine failure. 

One dog also died in the crash, while a second dog survived and was evaluated by a veterinarian, according to our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

We will continue to bring you the latest updates in this developing story. 

Dayton man shot in hand during attempted robbery

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

A 29-year-old Dayton man was shot in the hand Friday night around 9:40 p.m. during a robbery in the 2100 block of North Main Street according to a Dayton Police report.

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Police were called to Miami Valley Hospital after the gunshot victim was admitted to the emergency room for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right hand. 

The victim reported he was walking in an alley on his way back to his mother's home when a man in a black ski mask showed a silver handgun and said, "Give it up." 

The victim said he tried to disarm the suspect and as he reached for the gun he was shot and the suspect fled. 

The suspect was described as standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a blue coat with white buttons and black shoes with a reflective or illuminated logo. 

Dayton Police are still investigating this crime and if you have any information you are asked to call 937-333-2677

Mercer Co. K-9 sniffs out marijuana in vacuum-sealed package

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 5:08 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Douglas T. Williams, Mercer County Sheriff's Office
Douglas T. Williams, Mercer County Sheriff's Office

A Mercer County K-9 found more than a pound of suspected marijuana during a vehicle search on Friday afternoon. 

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Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his deputies received a call of a disabled vehicle and upon further investigation found the sole occupant, Douglas T. Williams of Toledo, had an active felony warrant for possession of cocaine. 

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After Williams refused a search of his vehicle, a K-9 unit was called in and the K-9 eventually found the suspected marijuana in a vacuum-sealed package near the back seat. 

Williams was booked into the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant and additional charges are being reviewed by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.

Miamisburg lifts water boil advisory; more than 200 residences affected

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

Miamisburg water main break

UPDATE @ 11 p.m. (Dec. 16)

The water boil advisory has been lifted and door hanger notifications are being distributed for residents who were affected.

The water main break was limited to residents in the area of North Heincke Road near Mary Francis Court, according to Gary Giles, city public information officer.

UPDATE @11 a.m. (Dec. 15)

A boil advisory in effect for Miamisburg remains in effect.

Those under the advisory will receive a second door hanger notice when the boil advisory expires.

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UPDATE @ 7:51 p.m.: The break has been repaired and service should be restored shortly, city PIO Gary Giles said.

INITIAL REPORT

A water main break on North Heincke Road, near Mary Francis Court, in Miamisburg has caused more than 200 homes and apartments to lose water service, city Public Information Office Gary Giles said. 

In a statement released minutes ago, affected residences will get a door hanger notice. The boil water advisory will be in effect at least 24 hours. Repair crews are on site. 

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A second door hanger notice will be delivered when the advisory expires. 

Heincke Road has not been closed to traffic, Giles said. 

We'll update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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