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Driver indicted in serious crash involving heroin, school bus in Clayton

Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:59 PM


A woman suspected of using heroin before a crash involving a school bus that split another car in two was indicted today.

Kelly Hooks, 38, of Celina, was the driver of a silver 2000 Pontiac Grand Am that ran a stop sign Nov. 11, 2014, on Diamond Mill Road at the National Road intersection, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic crash report.

Kelly Hooks, 38, was indicted Jan. 10, 2018, for a serious-injury crash on Nov. 11, 2014, that left one car split in two. The crash also involved a Brookville school bus and a parked UPS truck.(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

Hooks was headed north on Diamond Mill Road when she struck a silver 1999 Honda Civic headed west on National Road. Its driver, Christopher Biddle, now 30, of West Alexandria, suffered incapacitating injuries, the OSP said.

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“The front half of (the Civic) struck a flagpole in the yard of a house ... the rear half of (the Civic) struck a parked UPS truck,” the crash report stated. Biddle had to be freed from the wreckage and flown to Miami Valley Hospital.

A Brookville Local Schools bus headed north on Diamond Mill Road sustained front-end damage. The bus driver and 18 children aboard -- who ranged in age from 9 to 16 -- were not injured.

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Hooks and her passenger, 32-year-old Christina Hall of Columbus, were not injured.

Hooks is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, OVI and three drug-related charges, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report. She is ordered to appear Jan. 25 for arraignment in county Common Pleas Court.