DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - 2 NEWS Investigates has learned that the trooper involved in a serious motorcycle crash on U.S. 35 back in August has been taken off road duty.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol told 2 NEWS Investigates Trooper Jacob Daymon was placed on administrative duties last week. He reports to work in civilian clothes. He is NOT in uniform out on the road, according to state officials.
OSHP said Trooper Daymon was placed on administrative duties after the crash reconstruction from the August 17 incident was done. The findings are now in the hands of the Greene County Prosecutor and are not considered releasable until the case is closed. OSHP said the trooper will remain on administrative duties pending a review of the case by the grand jury.
Meanwhile friends of the couple are planning a benefit to help them since they say they are not doing well. They indicate Corey and Amy Waldman are not able to work at this time due to injuries suffered in the crash August 17.
A poker run is scheduled for October 19 to begin at Beef O' Brady's in Beavercreek. Registration will start at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per bike and that includes lunch.
You might recall 2 NEWS filed a lawsuit to obtain the dash cam video from the incident and aired it upon getting it September 9. It shows Trooper Daymon driving into the Waldmans' motorcycle. They credit their helmets for saving their lives. Both were hospitalized following the crash.
2 NEWS Investigates spoke with Trooper Daymon by phone and he says he's been advised by his attorney not to comment at this time. His attorney reserved comment as well.
Daymon was 2012 Trooper of the Year at the Xenia Post.
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