Lights, sirens on during Harrison Twp. deputy-involved crash

UPDATE @ 9 p.m.

A deputy was responding to a report of an armed robbery, with his cruiser’s lights and sirens activated this evening when he collided nearly head-on with an SUV.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was taken to Grandview Medical Center in Dayton with a head injury, according to crews at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle also was taken to Grandview. Their names and conditions were not released.

The crash reported around 6:35 p.m. at North Main Street and Turner Road. A mess of emergency vehicles blocked the intersection for much of the evening.

Both the black SUV and cruiser had heavy front-end damage. The air bag deployed in the cruiser.

Numerous callers reported the collision to the regional dispatch center.

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“They need to get somebody here now!” one 911 caller urged.

The deputy went to Granview but is expected to be OK, as is the other person taken to the hospital, Harrison Twp. fire officials said.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post is handling the investigation, but one 911 caller who saw the crash wanted dispatchers to know this: “They’re already claiming on scene that it was the sheriff’s fault and it was not.”

FIRST REPORT

A Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy and another driver were taken to a local hospital after a two-vehicle crash this evening in Harrison Twp.

The crash was reported around 6:35 p.m. at Main Street and Turner Road.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

The deputy and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to Grandview Medical Center, OSP said.

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