One injured in crash involving semi/car


By Mike Ullery

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FLETCHER — One person was transported with serious injuries following a Monday afternoon crash on U.S. Route 36 at state Route 589/Sodom-Ballou Road.

The crash occurred around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, March 27, when, according to Sgt. Robert Morando of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, a sedan that was traveling north on Sodom-Ballou Road failed to stop at the stop sign at U.S. Route 36, driving into the path of a westbound semi-trailer. The semi struck the sedan, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway where the semi overturned.

Fire units from Fletcher Fire Department and a medic from Johnson/St. Paris responded to the scene. CareFlight was requested to transport a passenger in the sedan but was unable to fly due to weather. The patient was then transported by Johnson/St. Paris ground medics to Upper Valley Medical Center. Her condition has not been released.

The driver of the sedan and the driver of the semi refused treatment at the scene.

Morando said deputies are looking into possible impaired driving as a causative factor in the crash.

U.S. Route 36 was closed in the vicinity of the crash but traffic was re-routed through a nearby business’ parking lot.

The crash remains under investigation.

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