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Driver in serious condition after one-vehicle crash in Shelby County

Published: Saturday, September 01, 2018 @ 5:53 AM
Updated: Monday, September 03, 2018 @ 4:54 PM

Springfield News-Sun
Staff Writer
Springfield News-Sun(Staff Writer)

UPDATE @ 4:54 p.m. (Sep. 3):

Benjamin A. M. Couchot, the 17-year-old involved in a one-vehicle crash on State Route 66 Saturday, is in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital, hospital officials said.

UPDATE @ 12:00 p.m. (Sep. 1):

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The driver of the vehicle in the crash that occurred early Saturday morning in the 5,000 block of St. Rt. 66 has been identified as Benjamin A. M. Couchot, 17, of Fort Loramine, according to a release.

Couchot was driving a Honda Civic traveling northwest when he traveled off the left side of the roadway, over-corrected and lost control. He then slid back off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

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Couchot was taken by CareFlight to an area hospital for treatment, the release stated.

Deputies, along with the Fort Loramine Fire Department, Houston Rescue Squad all responded to the scene.

FIRST REPORT (Aug. 31 @ 5:53 a.m.): 

CareFlight responded to a single-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 66 in Shelby County early Saturday.

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Initial reports indicate the incident occurred in the 5000 block, near Stoker Road around 5:30 a.m.

The driver’s condition is unknown at this time, but the individual was reportedly conscious, breathing, yet very disoriented.

We will continue to update this story as more details become available.