log in to manage your profile and account
- Create your account
- Receive up-to-date newsletters
- Set up text alerts
Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 4:37 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:59 PM
PREBLE COUNTY — UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.: The truck driver suffered a seizure, which caused him to crash the box truck into a bridge crossbeam to the state Route 127 overpass at I-70 West in Preble County, a state patrol sergeant said.
The driver is Richard Aurs, 46, of Indianapolis, according to the state patrol.
The accident was cleared and all lanes on I-70 West were reopened about 7:45 p.m.
UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.:
The driver of a box truck that crashed along I-70 west apparently suffered from a medical condition, a state patrol sergeant said.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Grand jury indicts man accused of dragging police officer
The driver of the truck, which was carrying a liquid material used in foam insulation for residential structures, tried to take the ramp off I-70 west to state Route 127 when he lost control of the vehicle, Sgt. Frank Simmons Jr. said.
The truck continued through the grass about 500 feet, hit an embankment and overturned after smacking the crossbeam of the state Route 127 overpass, Simmons said.
"It looks like it was just a medical condition," the sergeant said, noting that paramedics were able to revive the man and get him to a hospital via medical helicopter. Simmons said the medic crew has learned the man has a history of heart problems.
His injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
A state EPA crew has been called in because two of the eight barrels of liquid insulation are leaking, Simmons said. The liquid is flammable, he said.
ODOT has an investigator on scene, inspecting damage to the crossbeam, which Simmons said does not appear to be significant.
UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.
A box truck overturned after hitting a bridge abutment in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at U.S. 127 in Preble County.
The crash was reported after 3:30 p.m.
The driver was flown to Kettering Medical Center, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.
The driver’s name, age and condition were not available.
A serious crash late this afternoon has the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 closed at U.S. 127 in Preble County.
A medical helicopter has been called to the scene, but it’s not clear how many other people are injured.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:25 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:50 AM
— UPDATE @2:50 a.m. (June 19): Power has been restored in Montgomery County, according to DP&L.
UPDATE @ 1:30 a.m. (June 19):
Outages in Montgomery County number nearly 1,300, according to the Dayton Power & Light’s online outage map.
At 11 p.m., there were more than 4,100 power outages reported.
UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (June 19):
There are 1,586 Dayton Power & Light customers without power, down from more than 4,100 without service in Montgomery County reported at 11 p.m. Monday.
UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (June 19):
Power has been restored to half of the original 4,100 customers reported out of service at 11 p.m.
There are now 2,138 without power as Dayton Power & Light crews work to restore service.
The cause of the outage is unknown.
UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.:
About 500 people have power restored so far when Dayton Power & Light’s online outage map reported 4,100 customers in the dark.
There are now just more than 3,600 without power.
More than 4,100 Dayton Power & Light customers are in the dark in Montgomery County.
Crews were sent to investigate why service was interrupted and to restore power, according to a utility spokeswoman.
The power outage was reported at 11:07 p.m.
According to the online outage map, service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:06 AM
Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.
Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.
Major Highway Incidents
Surface Street Incidents
>> RELATED: WHIO Weather App
Ongoing Construction & Other Closures
Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.
Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:18 PM
DAYTON — A man is in custody after standing naked in the road while popping balloons with his mouth, according to Dayton police reports.
Samuel Tumaini, 25, was detained in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of public indecency early Monday morning.
Police were dispatched to Newport Avenue around 12:45 a.m. after a report of a man standing in the road naked while staring off into the distance, according to the report.
On arrival, officers saw the suspect standing in the road, popping balloons with his mouth while naked, read the report.
The officers reportedly called him to approach the vehicle and then handcuffed him and placed him in the back of the cruiser. Officers noted a language barrier while attempting to speak to the man, according to the report.
They located his clothes on the ground nearby, read the report.
After the suspect was detained, a woman approached the officers and said the man stares at her and her underage niece while they are outside, read the report.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:27 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:45 PM
CLAYTON — A driver who ran a red light tonight caused as three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Taywood and Old Salem roads.
The vehicles involved in the crash reported around 8:15 p.m. included a pickup truck, car and minivan, which was on its side.
It is not clear whether there were any injuries, but there initially was someone trapped in the overturned vehicle, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
One of the drivers was cited for a red-light violation, but dispatch was not able to confirm which vehicle’s driver was at fault.
Crews cleared the scene at 9:40 p.m., dispatch said.