Car crashes into pole after driver suffers medical emergency in Dayton

A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital after he reportedly suffered a medical emergency while driving and crashed into a pole in Dayton Tuesday morning.

Crews were sent around 9:03 a.m. on reports of a one-vehicle crash at Philadelphia Drive and West Hillcrest Avenue, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

The man was driving a 2015 Ford Taurus on Philadelphia Drive when had a medical incident, resulting in the car crossing the center line and into incoming traffic, according to a crash report filed by the Dayton Police Department. The car went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole.

The front end had heavy damage, dispatch said.

Dayton Fire Department medics transported the driver to Kettering Health Dayton with minor injuries, according to the crash report.

Dayton police responded to the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

We will update this story as more information is available.

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