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Cross erected where Middletown man critically injured Saturday

Published: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 3:10 PM

A white cross has been erected on North Verity Park near Hughes Street where a Middletown man was critically injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident. RICK McCRABB/STAFF
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A white cross has been erected on North Verity Park near Hughes Street where a Middletown man was critically injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident. RICK McCRABB/STAFF(Staff Writer)

A white cross with six yellow flowers and a ribbon has been erected near where a Middletown man was critically injured in an auto accident Saturday night.

Roy Stidham, 49, of Middletown, was flown by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with life-threatening injuries, according to the police report. He remained in critical condition this afternoon, according to a hospital official.

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The alleged at-fault driver, Timothy Villano, 26, of Middletown, was charged with aggravated vehicular assault after the two-car accident that closed Verity Parkway near Hughes Street for hours Saturday night.

Villano also was charged with OVI, fleeing the scene of an accident and reasonable control and display of license plate. After the accident, Villano ran away but was apprehended by police, said Middletown police Maj. David Birk.

Villano’s preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday. Judge James Sherron set Villano’s bond at $30,000 cash, surety or property. He remains in the Middletown City Jail.