COVINGTON — A farm tractor crash on Klinger Road, north of Covington, claimed one life and sent two other to Dayton-area hospitals aboard CareFlight on Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a tractor, pulling a box trailer overturned in the 8500 block of Klinger Road. The tractor pinned the driver and two children underneath. Covington Fire and Rescue, along with Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to remove the first victim within about 15 minutes and the second a short time later. A third victim, reported to be a 15-year-old girl, was pinned beneath the tractor and pronounced dead at the scene. It is thought that a total of five people were riding on the tractor when it turned over.
Two CareFlight helicopters were called to remove the victims for treatment.
A crash reconstruction team was called in to investigate the crash. No names have been released on any of the victims at this time.
The crash is being investigated by Miami County Sheriff’s deputies.