Bystander hit by vehicle while checking on driver in Huber Heights

A bystander driving a work truck with hazard lights was hit by an SUV and suffered critical injuries early Monday after stopping to check on a driver in a crash in Huber Heights.

Crews responded around 2:40 a.m. to a single-vehicle crash into the center median on Intestate 70 near state Route 202, according to a statement from the Huber Heights Police Division.

“While the bystander was checking on the driver, an SUV attempted to pass a box truck in the middle lane and did not see the stopped vehicle nor the bystander,” police said. “As the SUV approached the crashed vehicle and bystander, the driver swerved to avoid the stopped vehicle and struck the box truck before veering off and striking the bystander.”

The bystander is in critical care at Miami Valley Hospital.

This crash is under investigation by the Huber Heights Police Division’s Accident Reconstructionist Team.

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