4 girls seriously injured in Harrison Twp. crash; Fire reported after crash

HARRISON TWP., Montgomery County — Four girls were injured in a crash in Harrison Twp. Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Valerie and Bradwood drives, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

Emergency crews were sent to the crash just before 1 p.m. on reports of a car that crashed into a tree, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch records.

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An initial investigation showed that the crash happened when the driver of white 2009 Pontiac G6, heading west on Valerie Drive, crossed the double yellow line into the eastbound lane before going off the left side of the road. The car then crossed back over both lanes and ran off the right side of the road, hitting a tree head on, according to a release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Four girls, ages 8, 9, 11 and 12, were in the car at the time of the crash. They were all transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, described as a 22-year-old female, suffered minor injuries.

A 911 caller reported that the car was on fire after the crash. Deputies said the flames were quickly put out before anyone was injured from the fire.

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Deputies said failure to wear seat belts and speed were suspected contributing factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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