OSHP: Child fatally struck by car; separate accident kills one person


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HILLSBORO — A child was killed Sunday when that child’s toy car entered the street and was struck by a car.

The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident that occurred at approximately 3:55 p.m. on South East Street north of Muntz Street in Hillsboro.

According to the OSHP, a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling north on South East Street in Hillsboro operated by Allen Landess, 40, of Hillsboro. The Mitsubishi Eclipse was also occupied by Armand Cumberland, 28, and Jill Fulkerson, 34, both of Hillsboro.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the Mitsubishi struck a child that had entered the street in a toy car. The juvenile was transported to Highland District Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, the OSHP stated in a media release. The OSHP did not identify the child.

Paint Creek Fire and EMS and the Hillsboro Police Department also responded to the scene.

One killed in Warren Co.

WARREN CO. — The Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on US 22 southbound near Strout Road in Washington Township.

At 7:07 p.m., the OSHP received a call of a motorcycle crash with CareFlight on standby on US 22 just south of Strout Road.

The investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, driven by John R. Hudepohl, 52, of Morrow, was traveling southbound and stopped to turn left into his driveway, waiting on traffic to clear, the OSHP stated. A 2019 Harley Davidson V-Rod motorcycle, driven by Kenneth C. Brothers, 62, of Maineville, was south on US 22. The motorcycle struck the rear of the pickup truck, according to the OSHP.

The driver of the motorcycle, Kenneth C. Brothers, was pronounced dead at the scene by the CareFlight staff, the OSHP stated; the driver of the pick-up truck, John R. Hudepohl, was not injured.

Warren County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in this crash; lack of protective equipment appears to have been a contributing factor to the injuries, the OSHP stated.

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