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Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:36 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 3:36 AM
TROTWOOD — UPDATE @3:36 a.m. 11/15/17: The person killed in a crash Tuesday night has been identified.
Theresa Abell, 64, of Dayton, was killed in the crash, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
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UPDATE @ 9:51 p.m. 11/14/17: Speed is a factor in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that left one person dead and sent one person to a hospital, Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said.
According to the preliminary investigation, two vehicles headed south in the 5900 block of Salem Avenue (state Route 49) had just crossed East Westbrook Road when one rear-ended the other at high speed, Wilson said.
The vehicle that was rear-ended was pushed left of center and into the path of a vehicle headed north on Salem, causing a second collision.
The vehicle hit from behind continued down an embankment, the chief said.
A male who was driving the car that started the chain-reaction has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he'll be given tests for drugs and/or alcohol, Chief Wilson said.
The fatality, a woman, was in the vehicle that was pushed onto northbound Salem Avenue.
The third victim, in the vehicle northbound on Salem, was not injured.
No names, hometowns or ages have been released.
Wilson said a traffic reconstruction unit will handle the overall investigation.
UPDATE @ 8:51 p.m.:
At least one person has been killed in the three-vehicle accident in the 5900 block of Salem Avenue (state Route 49) at East Westbrook Road, in Trotwood.
A multiple-vehicle accident in Trotwood, believed to have produced serious to critical injuries, has shut down traffic in the areas of Salem Avenue, Olive and East Westbrook roads.
Crews have been on the scene of the accident since about 7:15 p.m. Callers have told this newsroom that they believe the accident has resulted in at least one fatality.
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We have a crew trying to get to the scene, which is believed to be at or near the 5900 block of Salem Avenue at East Westbrook Road.
Traffic has been cut off on northbound Salem Avenue at Olive Road, as well as along Westbrook Road.
We will update this developing report.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM
FRANKLIN — UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m:
The motorcycle crash that occurred earlier today was fatal, Warren County Coroner’s Office confirmed.
A 40-year-old was believed to be traveling northbound on Riley Street near Van Horne Street. He was possibly racing a vehicle before losing control, hitting a curb, and being thrown from his motorcycle--Sgt. Wolf of Franklin confirmed. He was also believed to be wearing a helmet.
The vehicle he was racing is unknown, and no one else was injured.
Emergency crews are on scene of a reported accident involving a motorcycle and a truck in Franklin.
According to dispatchers, crews are at the scene of North Main Street at North River Street.
The crash reportedly occurred around 3:20 p.m.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
— A report card from Sinclair Community College, an annual report for the Huffman bicycle company and a Bible with a bit of history were among the items discovered in a time capsule opened in Miamisburg on Saturday.
“Fifty years ago this time capsule was buried in Veterans Park with memorabilia from 1968,” the emcee announced to the crowd gathered at the beginning of the city’s weeklong bicentennial celebration.
The white container, with “Miamisburg Area Sesquicentennial 1818 - 1968” on the side, was unsealed and broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.
Many who watched the ceremony remembered the stores, barber shops and other establishments represented in the container that have long closed, such Mobley Cafe, Arcade Cafe and the Riviera Lounge.
A letter to the mayor at the time from then-President Lyndon B. Johnson was included in the container.
An annual report for the Huffman Manufacturing Company states the company made more than $42 million in sales in 1967, netting $1.5 million.
Old newspapers provided a somber reminder of the Vietnam War. At the top of a Miamisburg News broadsheet was a report on the death of Cpl. William Ebright, who was killed in action.
A man told the crowd about the Bible that was pulled out of the time capsule. He said he was there when his mother placed the Bible in the container.
The Bible had been given to Mark Dennis before he was deployed to Vietnam, the man said.Dennis was also killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the helicopter he was riding in, and though his remains were never found the Bible was returned to the family, the man said.
More activities are planned today through next Sunday as the city celebrates its 200th birthday.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:18 PM
DAYTON — One person was taken to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and one was treated at the scene of an apartment fire in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were called to the first floor apartment fire in the 1600 block of Bancroft Street around 11:30 a.m.
No one was in the apartment where the fire started but the flames did run up to the outside of the second floor apartment, according to Dayton fire official Brad Baldwin.
Everyone evacuated the building with help from neighbors.
Two of the four apartments in the building are uninhabitable at this time because of damages, according to Baldwin.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:40 PM
WEST MILTON — UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.:
A propane gas leak caused an explosion in the basement of a home in West Milton Sunday morning.
Larry Jinkins said he was asleep when the explosion happened in his home this morning.
Jinkins, his wife, five kids, and three dogs were in the home during the time of the explosion.
He said the fire department told him they were very lucky they were not hurt.
Jinkins rented the house that is now inhabitable and said they had a temporary line due to a former gas leak that needed to be put underground.
UPDATE @ 10:47 a.m.:
The family of five that were at the house during the time of an explosion were displaced and are being aided by the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
An explosion occurred at or near a house in West Milton Sunday morning.
The explosion was reported around 8:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Iddings Road.
It’s not yet known what caused the explosion or the extent of damages, but DP&L was called to the scene, according to Deputy Adams of Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
Two adults and three children were at the home but not injured, said Adams.
West Milton Fire Department is on scene.