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BMW driver eating sets off chain-reaction crash

Published: Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 8:47 PM
Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 8:47 PM

Four people were injured Sunday evening after deputies said a BMW driver distracted by his food set off a chain-reaction crash involving three vehicles.

One driver was eating sometime after 6:30 p.m. when he rear-ended a red Jeep in front of him on Ohio 235, about a quarter-mile north of the U.S. 40 intersection. The Jeep then struck the back of a Toyota sport-utility vehicle, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Two of the crash victims were taken to Miami Valley Hospital, and two were taken to Grandview Medical Center, also in Dayton. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to the sheriff's office.

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All three vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash, and the BMW wound up off the roadway in a ditch. The names and conditions of those involved in the accident were not released.

Medics from Bethel Twp., Miami Twp. and New Carlisle responded to the crash, which remains under investigagion.