ODOT worker rescues man after crash near flood waters in Sugarcreek Twp.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Sackett Wright Park Crash 725 and Lower Bellbrook

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

An Ohio Department of Transportation worker rescued a person from flood waters after the driver crashed into the ODOT worker’s vehicle while he was blocking Ohio 725 near Sackett-Wright Park Thursday, authorities said.

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The crash was reported around 11:45 p.m. at the Sackett-Wright Park on Ohio 725.

An off-duty police officer began following the SUV and called 911 to report a possible impaired driver, according to a 911 call obtained by this news outlet.

“He crashed. He hit an ODOT vehicle. You might want to start medics. He’s in high water also,” the off-duty officer told dispatchers.  “He’s in high water rolled over on his top.”

The off-duty officer then approached the crashed SUV.

“We’ve got his head above water…but he’s still trapped inside,” the off-duty officer said.

Authorities said Ohio 725 was closed, with road closures signs to alert drivers, at the time the incident occurred.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said one of its workers helped pull the driver of the SUV to safety.

Both the ODOT worker and driver of the SUV are expected to recover from their injuries, officials said.

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