Troy man dies in 2-vehicle crash


BETHEL TOWNSHIP — A Troy man has died following a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon.

According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Randy Slusher, deputies were called to the scene of a crash at 1:04 p.m. Saturday at state routes 571 and 201.

Slusher said according to preliminary reports, the accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Judith Heller, 77, of Troy, was driving eastbound on State Route 571 when another vehicle, driven by Terry Roark, 72, of Tipp City, was driving northbound on State Route 201 and failed to yield at a stop sign, hitting the eastbound vehicle driven by Heller.

Warren Ark Heller, 83, of Troy, a passenger in the eastbound vehicle died at the scene, according to Slusher.

Judith Heller was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, he said. Her condition was unavailable.

Roark was taken to the Kettering ER in Huber Heights, Slusher said. His condition is also unknown at this time.

The Bethel Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said Monday an investigation into the accident continues and no charges have been filed.

“The crash reconstruction team is still investigating and we will then confer with the prosecutor’s office,” Duchak said.

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