Crash leaves one dead, three seriously injured


PIQUA — A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 36 near the west end of Piqua resulted in four patients being transported to Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) in Troy under a “trauma alert” status on Saturday evening, Dec. 10.

According to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) Piqua Post, one of the victims, Sheryl Huffman, 51, of Greenville, died from her injuries.

Piqua Fire Department Medics and Fire, along with Piqua Police and units from the Piqua Post of the OSP, responded to the crash which occurred near R.M. Davis Drive, shortly before 10 p.m. Calls for mutual aid medics from other departments were requested.

According to OSP. a 2011 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Huffman was westbound on state Route 36 when it crashed, head-on, into an eastbound 2011 Mercedes C300 driven by Eric Ramos Jr. 27, of Piqua, at 9:51 p.m. All four victims were transported by ground medics. Huffman was pronounced dead at UVMC. Ramos, and two juvenile passengers in Ramos’ vehicle, were all seriously injured.

CareFlight was requested for two of the victims but the aircraft were unable to fly due to weather conditions. Two MICU units were dispatched to UVMC to meet Piqua and Covington Medic units. Bradford Rescue Squad provided a medic to the crash scene. Troy Fire Department assisted in covering medic calls elsewhere in the city.

A crash reconstruction team from the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Piqua Police Department are continuing to investigate the crash.

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