CareFlight takes crash victim to hospital

Motorcyclist’s condition unknown

By Melody Vallieu

PLEASANT HILL — A Monday morning crash sent a motorcyclist to the hospital.

According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mike Whaley, the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of South Main and West Monuments streets.

Whaley said a Chevy Corvette driven by Linda Rozell, 67, of Troy, was driving westbound on Monument Street, State Route 718, when she failed to yield at the intersection and hit a motorcycle driven by James Crabtree, 70, of Covington, going southbound on Main Street, State Route 48.

Crabtree, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle.

Crabtree was flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was in fair condition as of Tuesday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson. Whaley said they believe Crabtree suffered a head injury, but also did not know his condition at this time.

Whaley said Rozell showed no indication of any type of impairment. She has been cited with a failure to yield violation.

Motorcyclist’s condition unknown