CLINTON COUNTY — The following report is collected from incident reports provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report webpage. The following includes documented reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol – Wilmington Post and other law enforcement agencies in Clinton County. All those charged/arrested are presumed innocent until possibly found guilty in court. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.
• At 10:36 a.m. on January 13, troopers were dispatched to an accident involving two vehicles, one of them being parked and striking a house on State Route 72 in Richland Township. According to the report, a 2016 Honda Civic driven by a 30-year-old male from Columbus was traveling north on State Route 72 and “drove off of the right side of the roadway” and struck a parked 2015 Chrysler Town & Country resulting in it getting pushed into a house. The Honda then drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. Both vehicles suffered disabling damage and were towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. The Honda driver was cited for allegedly failing to control.
• At 7:59 a.m. on January 13, troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 350 and 134 in Clark Township. According to the report, a 2024 Jaguar F-Pace driven by a 43-year-old Mason male was traveling east on State Route 350 “failed to yield at the stop sign” and struck 2023 Ford Edge driven by a 23-year-old Sabina female. No injuries were reported. both vehicles suffered disabling damage and were towed. The Jaguar driver was cited for alleged failure to yield.
• At 7:49 a.m. on January 9, troopers responded to a three-vehicle on U.S. 22 in Richland Township. According to the report, all three vehicles were driving eastbound on U.S. 22. Two vehicles – 2019 Kia Forte and a 2017 Kia Rio – were stopped “in traffic that was slow/stopped at an intersection.” A 2016 Chevrolet Cobalt struck the Forte in the rear. The Forte “rotated and struck” the Rio. The Cobalt and Rio came to rest in the roadway and the Forte went off the left side of the road, stopping without further incident. The Cobalt and Forte suffered disabling damage, and were towed, while the Rio had functioning damage and was able to leave the scene. The Cobalt driver – a 16-year-old from New Vienna – suffered suspected injuries. The Rio driver – a 38-year-old Sabina female – had suspected injuries and transported by EMS to Clinton Memorial Hospital. The Cobalt driver was cited with an alleged assured clear distance charge.
• At 5:29 a.m. on January 8, troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on Creek Road in Adams Township. According to the report, a 2015 GMC Yukon – driven by a 52-year-old Martinsville female – “failed to stop at a posted sign prior to entering the intersection” and was struck by a 2017 Toyota Rav4 – driven by a 32-year-old Morrow male. The Yukon went off the northeast corner of the intersection and struck a stop sign. Both vehicles suffered disabling damage and were towed from the scene. Both drivers suffered injuries, with the Toyota driver was treated at the scene. The Yukon driver either turned down treatment or did not need treatment. The Yukon driver was cited for an alleged right-of-way violation.
• The were four separate incidents involving motorists striking a deer.
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