GREEN TWP., Clark County — UPDATE @ 1:25 p.m. (May 13):
A 14-year-old girl injured after being hit by an SUV in Green Twp., Clark County Tuesday has been discharged from Dayton Children’s Hospital, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Tori Fritschie, Isabel Conley, 11, and a dog were all hit by an SUV on Crabill Road around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. Conley died from her injuries on Thursday.
Troopers said there is a family relation between the two girls.
UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m. (May 12):
An 11-year-old girl critically injured after she was hit by an SUV in Green Twp., Clark County Tuesday died from her injuries at a Dayton hospital Thursday, according to a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Isabel Conley, 11, of Green Twp., died from her injuries at Dayton Children’s Hospital Thursday afternoon, the spokesperson told News Center 7.
Conley was one of two girls and a dog hit by an SUV on Crabill Road around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. Conley, and 14-year-old Tori Fritschie, were both flown to Dayton Children’s Hospital by CareFlight medical helicopter after the crash.
At last check, Fritschie was not listed as a patient at the hospital and her condition was not immediately known, according to a Dayton Children’s Hospital spokesperson.
The driver of the SUV, identified by state troopers as Jessie Pierson, 40, of Springfield, was not injured in the crash. No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation by the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.
FIRST REPORT (May 10):
Two girls were taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Green Twp., Clark County Tuesday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Crews were called to respond to the crash in the 3800 block of Crabill Road around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.
A man who was driving by the scene after work was one of the people who helped call troopers to the scene.
“There was only one woman over the girl that was on the side of the road and I saw blood and she was on the phone and didn’t seem to be communicating that well,” Jeremy Edgington, of Springfield told News Center 7′s Haley Kosik.
Edgington said he took the phone from the woman to calmly explain to the operator what he was seeing.
“It was 911 and checked her vitals and told them what position she was in and he told me to put her on her side,” he recalls.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol sergeant on scene told News Center 7 a vehicle was traveling northbound on Crabill Road, struck two girls and a dog.
Edgington stayed with the girls who OSP identified as 11-year-old Isabel Conley and 14-year-old Tori Fritschie until first responders got on the scene.
Both Conley and Fritschie were taken by CareFlight to Dayton Children’s Hospital Tuesday night.
Conley remains in critical condition Wednesday, according to a Dayton Children’s Hospital spokesperson.
“If I see an accident and there’s no one around, then I want to help. It’s like how can I help until the real people that can help come,” Edgington said.
One resident, Doug Park, stopped to talk to News Center 7 and said he knew Conley and her family personally.
“We’ve known them for 30 years, all the kids, all the kids, when they were born, would come up to the house and swim in our pool, so yes, we knew them well, they were friends of my granddaughter’s and she’s upset,” Park said.
He said he got the news while at work and had to leave early.
“I’m not going to lie, I broke down,” he said.
While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, Park said speeding is a problem on Crabill Road.
The driver of the SUV was not injured in the crash. State troopers said no charges have currently been filed.
The country road has no centerline with some twists and dips.
“it’s getting way out of hand, it’s not just here, it’s all the back roads out here,” Park said.
He said a lot of people walk along Crabill Road as it’s close to Sky Lake Resort.
“I’m waiting on some good news, this is horrible, this is very horrible, very unnecessary,” Park said.
The 14-year-old Fritschie who was also hit by the car is not currently listed as a patient at Dayton Children’s Hospital and her condition is unknown.
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