UPDATE @ 11 p.m.
A Covington woman caused two crashes within a mile tonight that temporarily shut down state Route 41 between Covington and Troy, Lt. Eric Lachey of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said.
June Bogard, 27, was cited for both crashes, and was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated for the second crash, Lachey said.
Bogard was driving a tan GMC Yukon that rear-ended a Chevrolet pickup truck, causing the truck to strike a utility pole in the 5000 block of state Route 41, the lieutenant said. Within a mile, she went off the road and struck a pole in the 6000 block of state Route 41, he said.
The state highway was closed between Rench and Martin roads as deputies investigated both crashes, which happened in the westbound lanes. There was only one person in the pickup, and both drivers suffered only minor injuries in the crashes.
State Route 41 is shut down between Rench and Martin roads in Miami County for separate crashes involving vehicles striking utility poles.
The crashes both happened sometime after 8:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes in the 6000 block of state Route 41 between Covington and Troy, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
The crashes may be linked to the vehicle involved in the second crash, which happened closer to Covington, deputies report. It’s unknown whether there are any injuries.
Dayton Power & Light crews were called due to wires down in the roadway.
We are working to learn more details and will update this report.