Crash leaves SUV down embankment in Fairborn

A Dayton man, his child and three child relatives in the vehicle were not hurt, according to a trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol who said the man will be cited for failure to control. The two boys and two girls range in age from 2 years to 10 years old.

He’ll also get the $400 bill from Sandy’s Towing for fetching his vehicle, which ended up in a tree line at the edge of the Huffman Dam.

The man, Martin Stringfield, told us another vehicle forced him off the road.

“Some car wouldn’t let me over,” he said. “I had nowhere else to go. We did not know the lane ended.”

He got everyone out of the vehicle. “The kids were definitely scared,” Stringfield said. “God was definitely on my side, for sure.”


Sandy’s Towing had to be called to a crash on State Route 4 at Lower Valley Pike to pull an SUV approximately 200 feet up an embankment and back onto the roadway.

A man and four children were in the SUV when it left the roadway sometime about 9:30 p.m. and down an embankment. They were able to get out of the vehicle and none of them was injured.

Police dispatched to the scene quickly realized they would need the added power of a wench and cable to fetch the vehicle.

We have a crew on scene and we’ll update this report as we get details. Stay with for breaking news.

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