Car hits pole, then crashes into Perry Twp. house

UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (Dec. 19)

Speed is a possible factor in a crash that injured two people and knocked out power to four houses Tuesday night after a car struck a Dayton Power & Light pole and then a house near New Lebanon.

The driver of a white Mazda Miata was traveling south on Crawford Tom Runs Road around 8:15 p.m. when she lost control and went off the right side of the road. The car struck a DP&L pole, then struck a house in the 190 block, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

John Kyser, New Lebanon Fire Department Assistant Chief, said the driver refused treatment and that her child, whose age and gender was not released, was trapped following the crash. The child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, he said.

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The pole fell into the street after the crash.

One person was home but was not injured, Kyser said.

The crash remains under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.


Two people are hurt after their car crashed into a pole and house near New Lebanon.

The crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Crawford Toms Run Road in Perry Twp.

The pole is blocking the roadway.

The car’s occupants are not suffering from life-threatening injuries, police said.

It is not immediately clear whether anyone was in the house at the time of the crash, nor what caused the driver to crash.

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