OSHP Trooper injured after being struck on U.S. 35; Dayton Post investigating

DAYTON — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. 35 Friday evening.

According to OSHP, Trooper Charles Barnette was conducting a traffic stop with a 2009 BMW, driving by Travis Filbrun, 23, of Casstown, on U.S. 35 west at James H. McGee Blvd. At approximately 8:02 p.m., that vehicle was struck by a 2013 Toyota Corolla. The BMW was pushed into Barnette, injuring him.

Both Barnette and the driver of the Corolla, George Sanderson, 33, of Beavercreek, were transported to Miami Valley Hospital. Barnette suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries including a broken leg and ankle. Sanderson suffered minor injuries.

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The occupants of the BMW were uninjured in the crash.

OSHP said in a release that a preliminary investigation indicated drug impairment and distracted driving were factors in the crash. Other factors remain under investigation by the Dayton Post of the OSHP.

OSHP said charges in connection to the crash were pending lab results and crash reconstruction.

The Dayton Police Department, Dayton Fire and EMS and Xenia EMS assisted OSHP on scene.