A crash report shows that Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy was at fault in a Monday morning crash on state Route 725 in Miami Twp. that led to thousands of AES Ohio customers losing power.
The crash happened at 9 a.m. in the right westbound lane of state Route 725, also known as Miamisburg Centerville Road, near Frontage Road in Miami Twp.
When traffic stopped for an obstruction in the roadway, a deputy driving a 2015 Ford Explorer cruiser tried to avoid a crash by veering off to the right. However, the cruiser clipped the rear bumper of a black 2018 Toyota Camry and then struck an AES Ohio utility pole, according to the crash report and release from the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office withheld the name of the deputy, who was only identified as a 38-year-old woman in the crash report. She was taken to Kettering Medical Center for treatment of injuries described as minor.
The driver of the Camry was named in the sheriff’s office crash report. The 44-year-old Clearcreek Twp. man was not injured.
Both vehicles had to be towed.
More than 4,000 AES customers were without power following the crash. Service was restored to a majority of the customers within an hour, an AES spokeswoman said.
Approx 4,000 customers are without power due to an auto accident involving one of our poles. Crews are working to restore power quickly and safely. Visit https://t.co/6vl9Zg8eSn to check your status and view the Outage Map. pic.twitter.com/59Km51L1da— AES Ohio (@AESOhio) March 22, 2021
Shortly after noon, power had been restored to all but about 200 with the rest back in service by 1 p.m., according to the AES Ohio online outage map.
The sheriff’s office said the crash remains under investigation.