Power restored after Clayton semi crash knocks out electricity to thousands; Driver flown to hospital

Clayton overturned semi crash

CLAYTON — UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m.:

Power has been restored nearly all Dayton Power & Light customers after a semitrailer overturned and crashed into utility pole in Clayton Thursday morning.

The crash was reported on North Montgomery County Line Road and Haber Road around 9:30 a.m.

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The driver of the semi, who was not identified, was trapped in the cab for over 30 minutes after the crash, Clayton Fire Chief Brian Garver told News Center 7.

After crews rescued the driver from the wreckage, he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight medical helicopter. His condition was not released, however he was alert and talking with crews during the rescue operation, Garver said.

The driver suffered injuries to his lower body due to being pinned by the vehicle’s dashboard, Garver said.

The crash initially knocked out electric to 3,048 Dayton Power & Light customers, most of which were in Miami County. As of 1:10 p.m., power had been restored to all customers in both Miami and Montgomery counties.

Potential factors in the crash were not known and were still under investigation.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.