Semi driver hurt in 4-vehicle crash on U.S. 68 in Champaign County

Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

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UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

A semi driver suffered minor injuries in a four-vehicle crash this afternoon on U.S. 68.

The semi was headed north on U.S. 68 when a car turned left in front of it. The semi clipped the car and went off the roadway, and then that car’s driver sped from the scene, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

A sport-utility vehicle and car were traveling south behind the at-fault car, and they were involved in a rear-end collision, deputies said.

The semi driver was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, and no one else was hurt.

UPDATE @ 4:55 p.m. 

U.S. 68 is closed in both directions between Dallas Road and Hickory Grove Road.

EARLIER REPORT

Three vehicles and a semi-tractor trailer were involved in a crash in the 4000 block of U.S. 68 near Urbana, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. 

The crash was reported around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

We are working to learn more.

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Hosket known as caring, generous veterinarian in Greene County

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

Yellow Springs veterinary clinic shooting investigated as self-inflicted fatality.

The apparent suicide of beloved veterinarian Dr. Charles Scott Hosket has shocked the Greene County community. 

Hosket was found dead Thursday morning in his office at his home business, Hosket Veterinary Service, 4450 U.S. 68 North, north of Yellow Springs. He was 65.  

Greene County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said on Thursday the death appears to be from a self-inflicted gunshot.  

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Hosket was known to be generous in caring for animals even when customers couldn’t pay, according to friends and family who have contacted the Dayton Daily News.  

Brenda Champ, who said Hosket was her veterinarian for many years, said she continued to use him for all of her animal care needs even after moving from Springfield to Columbus six years ago.  

“I would drive every month to his office because I wouldn’t change vets for nothing,” Champ said. “Scott was all out for your pet never the money. If someone needed to work out a payment arrangement, he was always willing to work with you.”  

Champ said she remembers when Hosket’s office was closed for remodeling and she had a sick dog. She called him and he said “bring her right in.”  

“You could call him any time, he would always answer his phone after hours,” she said.

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The news came as a shock to those who arrived for appointments at his office on Thursday, only to find Greene County sheriff’s cruisers in the driveway, deputies actively investigating the incident.  

“I mean, this is so devastating. It’s hard to even talk about it,” said Pamela Davis. “We’ve lost a precious soul in the community.”  

Kathy McConehea, of Yellow Springs, extended her sympathies to the Hosket family.  

“All we can do is lean on each other and be supportive of them,” McConehea said.  

A recent study by the American Veterinary Medical Association suggests veterinarians have bouts of mental stress and depression at a higher rate than the general population.  

The study, published on the AVMA website in March 2015, is based on answers to a survey of more than 10,000 practicing veterinarians.  

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The study concluded that “more than one in six (veterinarians) might have contemplated suicide since graduation.”  

“Results … show that they are more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders, experience bouts of depression, and have suicidal thoughts compared with the U.S. adult population,” according to the AVMA. 

The study further indicated that about 14 percent of male veterinarians, and 19 percent of female vets, have considered suicide since graduation, three times the U.S. national mean, according to the AVMA.  

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death.

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Dayton woman ID’d as ‘aggressive’ driver killed in Riverside head-on collision

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:35 AM

Several ambulances and the coroner responded to a multi-vehicle accident on Woodman Avenue on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

A 46-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision in Riverside Tuesday afternoon has been identified.

Alpha Adams, of Dayton, has been identified as the driver killed in the crash on southbound Harshman Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. 

An autopsy on the Woodman Park Drive resident is scheduled for today.

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Witnesses said she was driving erratically, “being aggressive and making hand gestures” just before she was involved in a head-on collision on southbound Harshman Road near Airway Road and Woodman Drive at about 3:45 p.m., Riverside police Sgt. Dave Crigler said.

Witnesses said the woman appeared to be driving erratically on Harshman, headed toward Airway, when she sideswiped a school bus, then hit a second vehicle as she continued on.

She drove left of center as she approached the intersection at Airway Road, striking another vehicle head-on, the sergeant said.

Three other people were injured in the accident that involved as many as eight vehicles, he said, and they have been taken to different hospitals.

One person was killed and three people were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident Tuesday on southbound Harshman Road, near Airway Road, in Riverside. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

There were no children on the school bus, Crigler said.

“We don’t exactly know what the hand gestures were,” the sergeant said.

Zeke Bowling, whose girlfriend was driving one of the vehicles struck in the incident, said she was taken to a hospital and his daughter and son were also in the girlfriend’s vehicle.

Bowling characterized the fatality was the result of a road rage incident.

Crigler said he could not confirm whether the fatality was the result of road rage.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:15 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

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Surface Street Incidents

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • SR 4 north/south between I-70 and Lower Valley Pike, Lane closure April 2 - 26. One northbound and two southbound lanes will remain open. 
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure April 2 - 27. One southbound lane will remain open. 
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • Red Stewart Airfield (Waynesville Airport) and State Route 725, lane closures April 23 - 27 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 
  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

PREBLE COUNTY

  • State Route 320 at Cedar Springs Road, ROAD CLOSURE for a mudslide until further notice.

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 49 between Hollansburg-Sampson Road and Arcanum Bears Mill Road, Lane closure April 16 - May 16. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of portable signal.

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 707 between Taylor Road and Lewis Street, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is US 127 north to SR 117 east 

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 66 between Basinburg Road and Mason Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 9 - May 11. The official detour is: SR 66 to SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705 to SR 66

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 310, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 296 to SR 29 to SR 235 to SR 47 to US 68. 
  • SR 235 between Township Road 93 and Township Road 250, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 4. The official detour is SR 366 to US 33 to SR 385 to SR 117/SR 235.
  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 197 between Township Road 117A and Ridge Street, Lane closure April 2 - May 3. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
  • SR 116 between Hesse Road and Baker-Wright Road, Lane closure April 2 - 30. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • US 33 between SR 65 and Center Street, Lane closure April 16 - May 9. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of temporary signal.

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Police: Car ends up on its top when road rage incident ends in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:59 AM

SCENE: Crash at Wayne and Fifth result of road rage, police say

A two-vehicle accident at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street early Wednesday is believed to be the result of a road-rage incident, Dayton police officers said. 

The accident was dispatched about 11:53 p.m. with a vehicle reportedly on its top. 

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Police tell us their preliminary investigation reveals that a gold Saturn began pursuing a red Ford on I-75, near Stanley Avenue. The pursuit continued into Dayton, where the Saturn hit a blue car and ended up on its top at Wayne Avenue and East Fifth Street after that collision. 

Police did speak with the driver of the red car and let that person go. 

They told us they cited the driver of the Saturn for reckless operation. Officers said they believe the Saturn was pursuing the Ford as part of some kind of argument. 

No one was injured, police said. 

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