Huber Heights man killed in wrong-way crash on I-70

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 2:55 AM
Updated: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

Huber Heights man killed in wrong-way crash on I-70

A Huber Heights man was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 west near the Taywood Road overpass Monday morning, according to state troopers. 

Michael O’Shea, 46, was pronounced dead on the scene and an autopsy, to include toxicology, will be conducted to determine his cause and manner of death. 

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The crash was reported around 2:15 a.m. Monday and O’Shea was the driver of a Ford Explorer that was travelling east in the westbound lanes of the highway, according to troopers. 

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A truck driver who witnessed the crash said O’Shea was driving the wrong-way on the highway with no headlights before he crashed head-on into a semi, however troopers said it was too early to make that determination.

“I didn’t see no headlights or anything,” said Jacob Cartwright, who witnessed the crash. “All I saw was…the taillights of the semi just go flying across the road into a ditch.” 

Troopers said O’Shea also side-swiped another vehicle before hitting the semi.

Troopers are working to identify where O’Shea entered the highway driving the wrong way.

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The westbound lanes were shut down for several hours while crews investigated the crash. The driver of the semi suffered injuries no believed to be life threatening.

SCENE: Crash closes WB I-70

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More sun today, rain returns tomorrow

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM

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There is a slight chance for some fog early, aside from more sunshine we’re looking forward to today.It’ll be a nice day but still a bit cool with highs in the middle 40s.

  • More sun and nice today
  • Rain returns Monday
  • Chance for storms Tuesday night into early Wednesday

TONIGHT: Clouds increase this evening and rain moves in overnight especially towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will only dip into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it looks to be a pretty soggy day with highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY: We get to near 70 with the chance for more rain. It likely will be late Tuesday into Wednesday that the best chance for rain returns. There may even be a few storms as well.

WEDNESDAY: A soggy start to your day is expected with clouds breaking in the afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 50s. Given the amount of rain that will fall between Monday and Wednesday, there could be some flooding in low areas. Streams and creeks will likely be on the rise.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are on tap for your day. Highs will be in the middle to upper 40s. The chance for rain looks to stay just south of us.

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Crash on I-75 south near I-70 leads to arrest

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:56 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 3:29 AM

UPDATE @ 3:21 a.m.:

A man was arrested after crashing into a wall on Interstate 75 around 11:20 p.m. Saturday.

Derrick Woods, 33, of Columbus lost control of his truck when he took the southbound I-75 ramp from westbound I-70, according to Sgt. Robinson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Woods’ truck was struck by another vehicle after the initial crash, Sgt. Robinson said. 

There were no injuries.

According to Sgt. Robinson, Woods was arrested for OVI charges and failure to control.


A crash was reported southbound Interstate 75 just before the Benchwood Road exit around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

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According to Ohio State Patrol, no one was injured. 

One man was seen in the back of a police cruiser. 

It is not known if any arrests have been made.

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Lanes reopen following serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:17 PM


UPDATE @8:20 p.m.

All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe and the crash has been cleared.

A video sent to this newsroom showed a red SUV with heavy damage to the front.

Officials said injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown.

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A crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe has slowed traffic.

The crash, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a SUV, was reported after 7 p.m. about a mile south of Ohio 63. Initial reports indicate several lanes are closed.

Injuries have been reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek

Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers. 

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Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization. 

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One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials. 

Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them. 

Additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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