Woman suffers serious injuries in Champaign Co. crash

Published: Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 6:28 AM
Updated: Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 7:35 AM

Woman seriously injured in Champaign County crash

UPDATE @ 7:30 a.m.

Deputies said a woman was taken by CareFlight after suffering serious injuries in a crash in Champaign County Monday morning.

Crews were dispatched to the intersection of state routes 235 and 55 on a reported serious crash with entrapment around 6:10 a.m. Monday.

Deputies said a preliminary investigation found one vehicle traveling on state Route 55 ran a stop sign at the intersection and slammed into the other traveling south on state Route 235.

The woman in the vehicle that ran the stop sign suffered serious head injuries and was taken by CareFlight to an unknown hospital.

One adult and three juveniles were in the other vehicle and also suffered injuries. The woman driver was transported by ambulance for treatment of unknown injuries while the three juveniles were treated and released on the scene.

Deputies did not indicate any factors that might have contributed to the crash.


CareFlight has been requested to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of state routes 235 and 55 in Champaign County.

Crews were dispatched around 6:10 a.m. and have reported at least one person trapped and multiple people injured in two vehicles.

We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page as new information becomes available.

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Warren County teen admits to vehicular assault in hill-hopping crash

Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 4:57 PM

            A South Lebanon teen admitted to vehicular assault in a crash in January that sent four passengers to hospital and closed the Shawhan Road bridge.
A South Lebanon teen admitted to vehicular assault in a crash in January that sent four passengers to hospital and closed the Shawhan Road bridge.

A 17-year-old South Lebanon boy today admitted to two counts of vehicular assault in connection with the crash that sent four of his passengers to the hospital and triggered the extended closure of a road and bridge.

The Shawhan Road bridge was closed after the crash involving five teens on Jan. 5. It isn’t expected to reopen until warmer temperatures allow crews to complete the job, expected to take about a week, according to the Warren County Engineer’s Office.

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The crash occurred when the 2012 Mazda M6 driven by the teen “went airborne, drove off the right side of the road, over corrected, drove off the left side of the road, drove through a guard rail, rolled and landed in a frozen creek bed,” according to the crash report.

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It was the second time in recent years the bridge was closed due to a crash involving young drivers accused of hill-hopping.

On Monday, Judge Joe Kirby ordered the boy to return for sentencing on March 21 in Warren county Juvenile Court , according to court records.

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ROAD CONDITIONS: Slick roads reported as snow falls

Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018 @ 6:16 AM

Slick travel conditions and little bit of snow are expected this evening in the Dayton area.

Light snow has been falling across the Miami Valley this morning and roads could be impacted throughout the day as one to two inches of fresh snow is forecast by the Storm Center 7 team of meteorologists.

Area law enforcement have reported slick road conditions in the area.

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On Ohio 72 south of Clifton, a crash involving a vehicle reportedly into a pole and tree near River Road was reported shortly before 9 a.m.

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Surface Street Incidents

  • AT 8:14 a.m.: A rollover crash without injuries was reported on Lower Bellbrook and Schnebly roads in Greene County.  A truck was reported on its top.


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Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. 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 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 

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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.

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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. 

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