BETHEL TOWNSHIP — One person is dead and another injured following a head-on crash on State Route 201 at Singer Road.
The crash was Miami County’s first traffic fatality of 2018 and the second fatal crash on State Route 201 in the past two weeks.
Lt. Mike Whaley of the Miami County Sheriff’s Department said Jennifer Duffy, 48, of Dayton, was traveling southbound on State Route 201 when her car crashed head-on into a northbound pickup truck. The impact sent the truck off the roadway.
“We know that she went left of center, but we don’t know why,” Whaley said. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies. It is not believed to be weather-related.
Duffy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck suffered a leg injury and was trapped in his vehicle for approximately 20 minutes until he was freed by Bethel Township firefighters.
“His leg was pinned inside the truck,” Whaley said. His name has not been released and his injuries were described as non life-threatening.
State Route 201 was closed to traffic for about an hour near the Carriage Trails development.
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