Driver charged with OVI, heroin cited as factor in West Chester crash

Heroin and alcohol are believed to be factors in a crash that sent a Loveland man to the hospital Saturday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Police and medics were dispatched around 3 a.m. to an injury crash on northbound Interstate 75 in Butler County's West Chester Twp.

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Troopers said Richard Fair, 55, was taken to UC Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening after Fair stopped his car on the roadway and was struck by another car.

Fair was found unresponsive behind the wheel of his vehicle before he was revived with Narcan and taken to the hospital.

Troopers said the driver and three occupants of the car that crashed into Fair were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Fair is charged with OVI, stopping in the roadway and a seat belt violation, the patrol stated.

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