Man wanted for striking, critically injuring teen girl in OVI crash in jail

A wanted 39-year-old man accused of striking and critically injuring a 13-year-old girl with his SUV is now in jail.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced on social media that Michael S. Wade was arrested Tuesday morning in Springfield.

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He is being held without bond in the Clark County Jail, awaiting arraignment in Clark County Common Pleas Court following his Feb. 3 indictment for aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence.

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The teen, Kamela Himes, had been tubing down the Mad River with her family July 20, 2019. She was deflating her inner tube when she took a step out onto the road in the 3000 block of Lower Valley Pike in Springfield Twp.

She was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe that went left of center, which the OSHP said Wade was driving.

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