UPDATE: Family of 3 killed in Preble County crash; police say semi ran a red light


UPDATE: The Preble County Sheriff's Office said three people inside a Jeep Cherokee were pronounced dead at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon.

Melissa and Schon Hudson, both 35 from Camden, and Emerie Hudson, 3 of Camden, had been travelling eastbound on State Route 725 into the intersection with U.S. Route 127. The Preble County Sheriff's Office said evidence has led them to believe that the semi ran through a red light while heading southbound on 127 and hit the Jeep.

All three people inside were pronounced dead at the scene. The semi driver, 61-year-old Brian Murphy of Centerville, Indiana, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries.

After hitting the Jeep, the semi also hit two other vehicles that were traveling northbound on 127. Both of those drivers were treated at the scene.

Crews closed down the intersection for 7 1/2 hours while investigating the crash, and the Preble County Sheriff's Office, Camden Police Department and Preble County Coroner's Office will continue the investigation.


PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Three people have died in a crash involving a semi and at least three other vehicles along a Preble County road.

The crash was reported at S.R. 725 and U.S. 127 in Camden around 3 p.m. According to Camden police, a family of three had been driving eastbound through the intersection. All three were killed in the crash.

According to the initial investigation and witness statements, police are saying that the semi driver ran the red light at the intersection. The driver was pulled out of the vehicle about 3 hours after the crash was first reported.

People from the two other vehicles were checked out and have non-life threatening injuries. Investigators from the coroner's office are on scene, and the whole intersection is blocked as crews continue to investigate.

We are working to learn more information and will update this story as we learn more.

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