STAUNTON TOWNSHIP — Six people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Troy -Sidney and Peterson Road on Wednesday evening.
Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 7:47 p.m.. to the report of a rollover crash.
Deputies and Troy Fire Department units arriving on the scene found one vehicle, a Toyota Camry, approximately 50 yards into a soybean field and a Ford Ranger pickup truck in the same field near the intersection.
Miami County Sheriff’s reports state that a Toyota Camry driven by Ryan T. Kimmel, 20, of Covington, failed to yield the right of way and struck a Ford Ranger driven by Keith Yucker, 51, of Troy.
Passengers in the Camry included Garret Kimmel, 20, Brenna R. Kimmel, 20, and Morgan P. Kimmel, 18, all of Covington. A passenger in the pickup, Heather Yunker, 15, of Troy was also transported.
CareFlight was dispatched to the scene along with six medic units. Troy requested Piqua Fire Department to send medics and also their rescue truck to assist in freeing trapped victims.
Garret Kimmel was transported aboard CareFlight while all five other victims were transported by ground medic units.
Assistance with traffic control was provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
A second CareFlight helicopter was requested but later cancelled.
Lt. Chris Bobb of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said, “The black Ford Ranger was southbound on Troy-Sidney Road and the Toyota westbound on Peterson Road when the driver of of the Camry ran the stop sign and and hit the Ford Ranger.”
Bobb estimates the Toyota was possibly exceeding 55 miles per hour when the vehicles collided.
The crash remains under investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and charges are pending.
This is the second serious crash at that intersection in less than three weeks.