The driver of the Sierra was the only occupant and was not injured.
A CareFlight medical helicopter that arrived at the scene just before 5 a.m. to transport a victim crashed while landing and took down power lines. Three crew members aboard were taken to area hospitals. By 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, two were released and one was still being evaluated, Premier Health officials said.
In radio traffic released from the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Joe Agnew calls for help ASAP.
“Had a chopper go down here,” Agnew tells dispatchers. “We’ve got wires down. Don’t know if anyone is electrocuted yet.”
Two sheriff’s cruisers were damaged when the helicopter made its hard landing — one by debris that shattered a window and the other by downed power lines that fell across it, according to Dallman. A K-9 was in the cruiser with the damaged window, but the dog was not injured.
“With the amount of debris and power lines going down … it is amazing that none of the officers or firefighters were injured,” Dallman said.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will be working through the investigation process with the other agencies that responded to the fatal crash.
A woman called 911 telling dispatchers,”I am bleeding all over ... I need help.”
Then a male comes on the line saying that was his mother and they were in a crash.
“I am out here with my grandmother and she is not responding too much,” the caller says. He says in addition to him, his grandmother, mother and stepfather were in the crashed vehicle. They all are injured with his mother being pinned inside. He said they had just picked his mother up from the emergency room at Kettering Health Hamilton.
An autopsy is expected to be performed Wednesday after which the identification of the woman killed will be released, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.
Traffic routes altered following crash
The Butler County Engineer’s Office temporarily opened nearby Huston Road to assist with traffic flow during the emergency closure at U.S. 127. Huston Road has been closed for multiple culvert replacements but will remain open until approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Northbound Eaton Road traffic may detour west on Taylor School Road, north on Huston Road, east on State Route 73, and north on Huston Road. Southbound traffic may reverse this route.
Hamilton Eaton Road is closed from Ritter Street to Jacksonburg Road until the crash scene is cleared.