Rollover crash ejects driver who attempted to avoid stopped school bus

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The crash was reported around 7:10 a.m. on state Route 49 and Landis Road.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 8:25 a.m.: 

A driver trying to avoid hitting a stopped school bus crashed her car and was ejected from the vehicle on state Route 49 in Clay Twp. Monday morning, according to state troopers.

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The crash was reported on state Route 49 between U.S. 40 and Sweet Potato Ridge Road around 7:10 a.m.

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The driver noticed the stopped bus “at the last minute” and swerved to the right to avoid the bus and stopped traffic, Sgt. Dallas Root of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told this news outlet. The car overturned and ended up on its top after it crashed into a ditch.

The woman, who was the only occupant in the car, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash, Root said.

She was transported by a CareFlight medical helicopter and is in critical condition, state troopers said.

Additional factors in the crash were unknown and still under investigation.

The crash initially blocked both directions of state Route 49, however all lanes reopened around 8 a.m.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

UPDATE @ 8 a.m.: 

Both directions of state Route 49 have reopened after a single-vehicle rollover crash just north of U.S. 40 in Clay Twp. Monday morning.

One person was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter but their condition was not immediately released.

State troopers remain on scene and are investigating.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT

Police have blocked both directions of state Route 49 just north of U.S. 40 in Clay Twp. after a reported single-vehicle crash Monday morning, according to initial reports.

The crash was reported around 7:10 a.m. on state Route 49 and Landis Road.

Initial reports indicate one vehicle was found overturned in a ditch, police scanner traffic indicates.

A CareFlight medical helicopter has also been requested to the scene.

The condition of the victim was not immediately known.

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.