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Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 5:01 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 5:47 PM
HUBER HEIGHTS — UPDATE @ 5:45 a.m.:
The section of Chambersburg Road which shut down as a result of the accident Tuesday afternoon has officially reopened, Huber Heights officials said Wednesday morning. The road was originally scheduled to reopen at 9 a.m.
UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: A medical issue appears to be the cause of the wreck involving a small pickup truck and a Huber Heights City Schools bus which shut down a section of Chambersburg Road until at least Wednesday morning, a city police officer said.
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A man believed to be in his 50s or 60s drifted left of center in his small pickup truck and struck the bus nearly head on, then continued into a power pole, said Officer Aaron Harlow, Huber Heights Police Division.
The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
None of the people on the bus — a driver, an aide and four students — was injured.
Harlow said the bus was headed west on Chambersburg and had come to a stop, waiting to turn left onto Churchill Downs Place.
"The bus driver reported seeing the truck drifting across the lane for a while," he said. "Unfortunately the bus just couldn't get out of the way."
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Harlow said the truck driver was alert and talking with medics at the scene and there was no indication of alcohol or drug use.
The top third of the power pole was snapped, according to a report. The lines remained on the pole and did not fall to the roadway. The accident was reported just after 4 p.m.
Several Dayton Power & Light crews will work through the night to replace the pole and maintain electric service.
Residents in the area of the accident will be able to get to their homes, Officer Harlow said.
Chambersburg Road will remain closed from Troy Pike (Ohio 202) to Rip Rap Road until at least Wednesday morning.
In the way of a detour:
** Take 202 south, Powell or Taylorsville roads to get to Rip Rap.
** Take Endicott Road from Fishburg If you live on Chambersburg beyond the accident scene
** Take those same roads to get back to Chambersburg Road at 202.