Woman’s injuries life-threatening in head-on Miami County crash


A woman suffered life-threatening injuries late Tuesday night in a crash in Union Twp., Miami County.

Crews were dispatched at about 9:50 p.m. to the 5500 block of Frederick-Garland Road, Lt. Todd Tennant of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said.

A westbound 2002 Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by Donald E. Young, 58, of Englewood, went left of the center line at a curve and crashed into a 2004 Jeep Cherokee headed the opposite direction, according to a crash report.

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The woman driving the Jeep, identified as 43-year-old Melissa G. Kelley of West Milton, was unconscious for much of the time crews were on scene, the lieutenant said, and was flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

She suffered life-threatening injuries, according to a sheriff’s office log.

Young was checked at the scene but refused medical treatment.

Tennant said that speed and impairment were not suspected to be factors in the crash.

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