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1 woman dead, man behind bars after pedestrians struck in Hamilton

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 10:56 AM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:20 PM

Steven James Rogers was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Steven James Rogers was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, among other charges.

UPDATE @ 3:15 p.m.:

Hamilton police are apologizing this afternoon for distributing incorrect information about a pedestrian fatality.

“We had received information from the Coroner’s office that the second victim from the fatal accident in Hamilton last night had died. We relayed that information as an update,” Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson said in a statement.

“We were just informed that we were given incorrect information and the second victim from the accident has NOT passed away. She is still in serious condition, but is still alive,” he said.

“We apologize greatly for the relaying incorrect information,” he said.

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The second woman struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Hamilton has died, according to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Her identity has not been released.

UPDATE @ 12:15 p.m.:

A woman is dead and a man behind bars after two pedestrians were struck Thursday night in Hamilton.

Three people — a man pushing a baby in a stroller and two women — were walking west across Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 7:45 p.m. when both women were hit in the southbound lane, Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson told this news outlet.

FIRST REPORT: 2 pedestrians hit in Hamilton

“The man had just made it up on the curb when he heard the thud,” Robinson said.

Witnesses told police they saw a red truck hit the women.

While officers were at the scene, dispatchers received a call about a red truck pulled over near Pershing Avenue with heavy damage.

The driver of the truck, Steven James Rogers, 59, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, two counts of possession of drugs and operation of a vehicle under the influence.

Rogers was in possession of methamphetamine and suboxone strips at the time of the crash, Robinson said.

He also has multiple traffic violations for driving with a suspended license, according to police.

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Two medical helicopters were called to the scene and transported one of the women, who is in serious condition, to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to police.

The name of the deceased woman has not been released pending notification of next of kin.


One person is dead following a crash Thursday night in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Two pedestrians were struck at about 7:50 p.m. Two medical helicopters were called to the scene.

Police confirmed today that one person has died.

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Truck fatally hits two children at mud bogging event, officials say

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM

Two children were fatally hit at a mud bogging event Sunday in Georgia. (Photo: Pixabay)
Two children were fatally hit at a mud bogging event Sunday in Georgia. (Photo: Pixabay)

Two children, 15 and 10 years old, were hit and killed at a mudding event in Middle Georgia when a driver lost control of his truck due to a mechanical failure, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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An 11-year-old was hit and injured in the incident Saturday night at the South Creek Mud Boggin’ in Milledgeville, according to the GSP.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a 1988 Chevrolet S10 was completing his run through the mud pit and preparing to exit, GSP spokeswoman Franka Young said.

“The throttle of the vehicle stuck, the driver was unable to slow down, and he lost control of his vehicle as he exited the mud pit,” she said.

“The vehicle traveled through a cabled area and struck three small children before it overturned and came to an uncontrolled stop.”

The 11-year-old was flown to a medical facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The others were pronounced dead at the scene.

No identities have been released. The GSP is conducting an investigation.

“Our Mud Boggin’ family is heartbroken,” event officials said on Facebook. “There are no words that can ever be said to even begin to express our sorrow.”

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Dangerous heat to last into the new week

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:03 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

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It will be quite hot and humid with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will reach near 93 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. The heat index will be between 95 to 100 degrees by late afternoon. While most will stay dry, an isolated pop-up strong storm cannot be ruled out.

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- Air Pollution Advisory until Monday

- Heat index near 100 again Monday afternoon

- Storms to bring locally heavy rain by Tuesday

 >>5-day forecast

This Evening: A hot and humid evening is in the forecast with a slight chance for a pop-up storm. Any storms will quickly dissipate after sunset. Temperatures will fall through the 80s after sunset.

Tonight: Skies will become mostly clear. It will remain warm and muggy with a low around 73 degrees.

Tomorrow: Another hot day is in the forecast with the humidity making temperatures feel more like 100 degrees. Actual temperatures will top out in the lower 90s under mostly sunny skies. There is a slight chance for a pop-up late day storm. Chances will increase late Monday night. 

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with an increasing chance for scattered showers and storms developing, especially during the afternoon. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Highs will top out in the upper 80s.

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Wednesday: Numerous showers and storms will be scattered across the Miami Valley. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Storms will taper down after sunset. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Thursday: There is a chance for a few storms early in the day and then again toward late evening or at night. Otherwise partly cloudy skies are expected with a bit cooler, less humid air arriving. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Friday: Scattered showers and storms will return by the afternoon with highs in the middle 80s.

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Motorcycle rider transported by medical helicopter after Middletown crash

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:42 PM


A wreck in Middletown on Sunday afternoon sent a motorcyclist to the hospital via helicopter.

Officials were not immediately able to provide many details about the crash, which happened at Grand Avenue and Burton Road, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher. The patrol was assisting Middletown police at the scene.

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Officials believe it involved a collision with a vehicle, and the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, a dispatcher said.

The man was flown by CareFlight at 4:05 p.m. to Miami Valley Hospital. No information was available about his condition.

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Fatal motorcycle crash in Warren Co.

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM

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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.

We are on the way to the scene to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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