One confirmed death in U.S. 36 crash


By Mike Ullery - Miami Valley Sunday News



A crash involving a car and a semi resulted in one fatality on Friday morning on U.S. Route 36 in Lena.

A crash involving a car and a semi resulted in one fatality on Friday morning on U.S. Route 36 in Lena.


Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Sunday News

LENA — One person, an 11 year-old female, is dead following a Friday morning crash on U.S. Route 36, involving a semi and a car.

Two other victims, the driver, a 17-year-old, and a 13-year-old passenger were transported from the scene, one aboard CareFlight and another by ground medic. The 13-year-old was trapped in the crashed Pontiac for more than 30 minutes as firefighters and medics worked to free her.

No names have been released, but a press release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office identified the girls as sisters and students in the Miami East School District.

The crash occurred around 11:36 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Route 36 and Lena-Palestine Road in northeast Miami County. Miami County deputies preliminary reports state the Pontiac car driven by the 17-year-old was southbound on Lena-Palestine Road and pulled into the path of an eastbound semi pulling a trailer. The driver of the truck was not injured. All three girls were reportedly wearing seat belts. There is no evidence of alcohol or drugs being a factor in the crash.

Medic units from Johnson-St. Paris, Christiansburg, and Piqua responded to the scene along with fire units from Fletcher and Piqua.

U.S. Route 36 was closed while a crash reconstruction team from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office worked at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

A crash involving a car and a semi resulted in one fatality on Friday morning on U.S. Route 36 in Lena.
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By Mike Ullery

Miami Valley Sunday News

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