One dead, one injured in U.S. 36 crash


PIQUA — One man is dead and another injured following a Friday evening crash on U.S/ Rt. 36 at Fairview Road.

Troopers from the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies, Piqua Fire and EMS, and Fletcher Fire Department, were sent by Miami County 9-1-1 to the intersection around 7 p.m. on a reported crash with at least one vehicle rolled over.

The driver of a Porsche, Charles Hicks, 51, of Troy, was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the second vehicle, Kevin Gump, 52, of Fletcher, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Lt. Joe Gebhart of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that the crash occurred when Hicks was southbound on Fairview Road and failed to stop for a stop sign at U.S. Rt. 36, striking Gump’s pickup truck, causing it to overturn.

Gebhart said that Hicks was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle.

U.S. Rt. 36 was closed to traffic while the crash was investigated.

The crash is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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