Child dead, mother in critical condition after head-on crash with semi in Miami County

Miami Valley News

MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A 7-year-old boy is dead and an adult is in critical condition after a head-on crash involving a semi-truck Saturday.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened just before 7 a.m. at U.S. 36 and South Walnut Street. A deputy said it is believed a pickup truck traveling westbound on U.S. 36 crossed the centerline and hit a semi traveling eastbound head on.

The driver of the pickup truck, Britaney Kirchgessner, 28, of Urbana, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. Her son, Daniel Voris, 7, of Urbana, died after being taken to the hospital.

The semi-truck driver, Billy R. Shoffner, 49, of Carmel, Indiana, was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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