Speed and alcohol believed to be factors in crash involving RTA bus

Multiple crews respond to multi-vehicle crash in Harrison Township (WKEF/WRGT)

UPDATE: Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies say speed and alcohol were factors in a crash involved 4 vehicles and an RTA bus.

They say their preliminary investigation shows that a Cadillac was traveling south on Main Street when it went left of center near Julia Avenue, hitting a Buick LaSabre.

After hitting the Buick, investigators say the Cadillac hit a RTA bus that was going north on Main Street.

They say the RTA bus veered off the right side of the road and then hit a mini-van after re-entering the roadway.

Both the mini-van and the RTA then traveled across the north and southbound lanes and down an embankment into the parking lot of an AutoZone.

That's when they say, the RTA hit an SUV parked in the AutoZone lot.

Both came to rest just outside the front doors of the auto parts store.

The driver of the Cadillac was taken to Grandview Medical Center with serious injuries.

A front passenger in the Cadillac was taken to Miami Valley Hospital also with serious Injuries.

Two children also in the Cadillac were taken to Dayton Children's.

We're told their injuries are life-threatening. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family.

The driver of the Buick, passenger from the min-van and the RTA driver were also taken to the hospital.

They are all expected to be okay.


UPDATE: Between 5 and 7 people were injured in a crash in Harrison Township Tuesday evening.

FOX 45's Nathan Edwards spoke with Montgomery County Sheriff's Office officials on scene, who said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Takia High heard the crash, and said she rushed out to help people who were trapped after seeing the smashed car in front of her restaurant.

"I just came back over here to see if we could help and see if we could get these two guys out of the car," she said.

That's when she saw two kids in the back seat.

"I went to go check on those little kids, choking on their blood," Takia said. "Poor little things. I just hope they're okay."

They were able to pull the kids out and rush them to a nearby KFC. Both had bruises and were bleeding, but were breathing.

The driver of the RTA bus involved in the crash was not injured, but is working with officials to try and figure out what led up to the crash.

We are working to find out more about the crash and will let you know as more information becomes available both on air and online.


HARRISON TWP, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Multiple crews responded to North Main Street in Harrison Township on reports of a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday.

So far, it isn't clear how many vehicles are involved, how many people were injured or the extent of their injuries.

At least 6 people called 911 about the crash, saying that an RTA bus was involved in the crash, and that another vehicle was "crunched" or "smashed".

One caller said the RTA bus went "flying over the curb" after it hit a car, and went down into the parking lot of an Autozone where it reportedly hit at least one other car.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.

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