Heavy traffic expected on I-70 west during bridge replacement 

Published: Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

I70w bridge construction

 Indiana will begin work on a bridge replacement for I-70 westbound approximately 3 miles west of the Ohio State line today.

The construction will reduce westbound I-70 to one lane starting today until around September 22. Traffic congestion will back up into Preble County with potentially ten miles of reduced speeds and long delays.  

i70 westbound travelers will experience heavy delays in the next two weeks

A detour has been established that directs traffic north on US-127 to west US-36 and south US 27 back to I-70.   

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Indiana State Police, Preble County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Police Department all stress the need for patience and safe driving during this project. 

 If you have an alternate route available it may be best to avoid the area. Please allow for extra time if you are traveling on I-70 west from Ohio to Indiana.

 

All agencies remind drivers to plan ahead, follow the vehicle in front of you at a safe distance and wear your seatbelt.

South Lebanon man killed in morning crash

Published: Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 9:54 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 12:05 PM


            The Ohio Highway Patrol investigated a fatal accident in Warren County today. STAFF
The Ohio Highway Patrol investigated a fatal accident in Warren County today. STAFF

A man driving a truck, reportedly without the owner’s permission, was killed early Thursday in a single-vehicle crash on Ohio 132 in Harlan Twp., Warren County, according to investigators.

The crash occurred around 5:20 a.m. when a maroon 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, operated by Abijah Nelson Chasteen Jr., 52, of Warren County, drove off the right side of the road and crashed into two large trees in the 6000 block of Ohi0 132, according to reports from the Warren County Coroner’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Chasteen reportedly had been followed earlier by a friend of the vehicle’s owner and was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred, according to investigators.

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Chasteen lived near the crash site on Ohio 132 in Morrow, but he was carrying a license indicating he lived in South Lebanon, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the coroner’s office.

Chasteen was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:02 a.m., according to the coroner.

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The truck was reportedly taken from Clinton County on Wednesday, Lt. Chuck O’Bryon of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The owner reported Chasteen was driving it without permission, O’Bryon added.

Troopers believe Chasteen knew the owner of the vehicle and are investigating the case as an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, O’Bryon said.

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Burke said he was told a friend of the vehicle’s owner spotted Chasteen driving the truck and followed him. The friend said he had been separated from Chasteen when he came upon the crash, Burke added.

Chasteen’s body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office for a full autopsy. The autopsy showed he died of multiple blunt force trauma, according to Burke.

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The crash remains under investigation by the Lebanon Post of the highway patrol.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 513-932-4444.

I-75 south in Dayton reopens after a jackknifed semi caused it to shut down

Published: Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

Update@8:35 a.m.: 

The jackknifed semi has been turned upright and all lanes on I-75 and Stanley Avenue have reopened. 

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

First report:

We are at the scene of a jackknifed tractor trailer on Interstate 75 south at Stanley Avenue in Dayton. All four lanes have been blocked and traffic is being rerouted to state Route 4 north. 

We will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

OH-235 still shut down after a car strikes a utility pole in Greene County

Published: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 5:41 AM
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 8:03 AM

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UPDATE @ 8:05 a.m: Ohio 235 and Byron Road is still shut down after a vehicle struck a pole early Monday morning, according to officials

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The incident occurred just after 5 a.m. and crews are still on scene.

Power lines are hanging as a result of the crash and the road will be shut down while repairs are being made.

We’re working to learn if the driver of the vehicle suffered any injuries.

We’ll continue to update this story with additional details as they become available. 

Update@5:53 a.m.:

Ohio 235 and Byron Road have been shut down, and traffic is being directed to Trebein Road, officials said. 

First report:

We are responding to reports that a car struck a utility pole at OH-235 and Byron Road in Bath Twp., near Fairborn early Monday morning.

There are low hanging power lines in the area, so OH-235 will be closed while crews make repairs. Ohio Edison has been called, and are expected to arrive at the scene within an hour, according to scanner traffic.  

No injuries in crash on Ohio 63, west of Lebanon

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 4:08 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:35 PM

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UPDATE @ 6:36 p.m. 

Ohio 63 has reopened after a single vehicle crash into a ditch.

According to the Ohio State Patrol at Lebanon, drugs and alcohol may have been a factor. No injuries have been reported.

The crash is still under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Ohio 63 is closed between Ohio 741 and McClure Road, west of Lebanon, due to a crash.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is recommending drivers use an alternate route.

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Arrow boards or signs will be in place to alert motorists.

There were no reported injuries, according to Warren County officials.

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“To help ensure the safety of the first responders as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone,” according to the ODOT press release.

For more information, call 513- 933-6517 or 513-933-6534.