TROY – One person is dead and another, taken by CareFlight, is at an area hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Washington and Eldean Roads on Monday morning.
Deputies from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, along with firefighters and medics from the Troy Fire Department, were dispatched to the area around 9 a.m. on the report of a crash, and one of the vehicles burning.
Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said that Troy firefighters arrived “to find a two-car crash.” Duchak said that a passer-by came upon the crash, “the vehicle was on fire, it was occupied by a female. The passer-by was able to pull her out of the vehicle, probably saving her life.”
Duchak said that the female occupant of the second vehicle, a van, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crash reconstructionists were working the scene and Duchak said that preliminary findings are that a maroon car was traveling eastbound on Eldean Road and failed to stop at the stop sign. It appears that the van was traveling northbound on Washington Road. The two vehicles struck each other with both ending up in a wheat field. The maroon vehicle caught fire.
Duchak said that, at this time, there is not indication that the maroon car made any attempt to stop at the stop sign. “There’s no tire marks. There’s no skid marks. There isn’t anything. So we don’t know if it was driver inattention or some other issue.”
The deceased victim was in the van that was struck by the car. The driver of the car was transported aboard CareFlight for treatment.
Names of the victims have not yet been released pending notification of family members.
Washington Road was closed for around two hours. The crash remains under investigation.