CareFlight called to SR41 crash

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Troy firefighters and medics, as well as passers-by, treat the victim of a single-vehicle crash on West State Route 41 on Friday as they also work to extricate him from his crashed vehicle.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call CareFlight lifts off from the scene of a crash on West St. Rt. 41, west of Troy, on Friday evening.

Mike Ullery

TROY – A man was severely injured in a single-vehicle crash in the 3000 block of West St. Rt. 41, west of Washington Road on Friday.

Deputies said that the man was westbound around 10:30 p.m. at an apparent high rate of speed when he lost control of his car, left the roadway and took out approximately 100 feet of wood fence. He then struck, and broke off, a utility pole before coming to rest in a ditch.

As the victim’s car was crashing through the fence, he was impaled by what appeared to be a fence board.

Troy Fire Department medics, along with assistance from passers-by, began treating the victim as firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to cut apart the car in order to extricate the victim.

It took emergency personnel approximately 20 minutes to free the victim.

CareFlight was called to fly the victim to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. His name and condition have not been released.

The crash is under investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.