BETHEL TOWNSHIP — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office released the names of victims involved in the Saturday afternoon crash on St. Rt. 571 near St. Rt. 201 that left one person dead and three others injured.
Dan Hasting, 54, of New Carlisle, died in the crash, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.
The crash was reported at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday. Initial reports indicted one person possibly not breathing as bystanders checked on the injured.
CareFlight was dispatched to the scene, as was Bethel Township EMS and New Carlisle EMS, along with New Carlisle and Bethel Township fire departments.
Sgt. Chris Bobb of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said that the crash occurred when a westbound Honda SUV had slowed for a vehicle ahead when it was struck from behind by a westbound mini-van. The impact forced the Honda into the eastbound lane where it was struck by an eastbound pickup truck. All three vehicles came to rest in the roadway.
At least two victims were trapped in their vehicle until firefighters could free them.
CareFlight transported Hasting’s wife to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is still in critical condition.
Two other people — Charles Rubbins, 60, and Janet Rubbins, 70 — were taken to Upper Valley Medical Center. The driver of the pickup truck — James Elkins, 42 — was taken to a Dayton-area hospital for treatment. They are each still hospitalized. Their conditions are unknown but not life-threatening.
Hasting was pronounced dead at the scene.
A crash reconstruction team from the sheriff’s office was dispatched to the scene. St. Rt. 571 was closed to traffic during the investigation and cleanup.
No names have yet been released pending notification of relatives.