A man died and his wife was critically injured early Sunday after they were pulled from their submerged car found in a Preble County pond.
Jamie R. Rogers, 50, of College Corner, Ohio, was identified Monday by Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson as the man killed.
Deputies and medics were dispatched around 2:55 a.m. to Ohio 177 near Eaton Oxford Road on a report of a vehicle submerged in a pond along the roadway.
Deputies pulled two occupants from the submerged car and performed CPR on both individuals, the sheriff’s said.
Rogers and his wife, Bonita S. Rogers, also 50, were taken to Kettering Health Hamilton, where Jamie Rogers was pronounced deceased. His wife remains at the hospital.
According to an initial investigation, the Rogers were headed northwest on Ohio 177 when their car veered off the right side of the roadway and went several hundred feet through a field before coming to rest in a farm pond.
Camden Fire & EMS, MedFlight ground crew, College Corner Fire, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Oxford Fire & EMS, Gasper Twp. Fire & EMS, Monroe Fire and EMS, as well as Oxford Twp. and Camden police departments responded to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
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