11-year-old killed in Miami County crash, sisters hospitalized

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BROWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – An 11-year-old girl is dead and her two older sisters are in the hospital after a crash in Brown Township late Friday morning.

Miami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Lena-Palestine Road and US-36 for reports of a crash involving a car and a semi-truck just after 11:30 am.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find that an International semi-truck had struck a 2007 Pontiac G6 sedan on US-36.

The driver of the Pontiac, a 17-year-old girl, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, while a 13-year-old girl was extracted by fire personnel and taken to Upper Valley Medical Center.

An 11-year-old girl, the front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene.

All three were siblings who attended Miami East Schools.

Miami East High School tweeted their condolences to the family, saying that they will open their gymnasium at 6 pm for anyone who would like to gather “as a Viking family.”

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Preliminary investigation by the crash reconstruction team suggests that the Pontiac was traveling southbound on Lena-Palestine Road at US-36 when it pulled into the path of the International semi-truck.

The semi was driving eastbound on US-36.

It is believed that all occupants of the Pontaic were wearing their seatbelts. There is no evidence that drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Miami County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by the Piqua Fire Department, Fletcher Fire Department, St. Paris EMS, and Christianburg EMS.

The crash remains under investigation.

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