One dies in US 36 crash


By Michael Ullery

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NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP — The victim of a two-vehicle Monday afternoon fatal crash on U.S. Route 36 has been identified.

According to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the victim has been identified as Dylan Cline, 30, of Piqua.

The head-on crash involving an eastbound semi tractor-trailer and a westbound Nissan Rogue SUV occurred around 2:09 p.m. on Monday, May 22. According to a the release, after the collision, the tractor-trailer combination traveled off the right side of the roadway into a field before coming to final stop.

CareFlight was originally called to respond but cancelled when arriving units determined Cline, the driver of the SUV, was deceased.

The driver of the semi, Ronald Moore, 65, Union City, was not injured. The impact ruptured the truck’s fuel tanks.

Piqua and Covington Fire Departments responded to assist and to deal with the spilled fuel.

Troopers from the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with OSP Motor Carrier division are continuing their investigation into the crash.

U.S. Route 36, between Newberry-Washington and Rakestraw Roads, was closed to through traffic while crash investigators worked and saw to the cleanup of the crash scene.

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