HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WLWT) — A Hamilton County deputy has died after suffering injuries in a crash in Anderson Township two weeks ago.
For two weeks, Cpl. Adam McMillan, 42, remained unconscious and in critical condition.
Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered all U.S. and Ohio flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of McMillan’s life and service.
McMillan was involved in a five-car crash on the night of Oct. 8. Since the crash, he has remained unresponsive at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office provided an update Friday evening saying McMillan had died late Friday afternoon.
“We’d like to take the opportunity to thank the community for their support. I would also like to thank the professional hospital staff for their service,” said Sheriff Jim Neil. “Adam is a hero. He’ll continue to live in others. He’s a proud organ donor.”
Officials say McMillan was driving a marked sheriff’s cruiser when he crashed into a Metro bus at the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Beechmont Avenue in Anderson Township.
Following the collision, the Metro bus then struck a 2007 Toyota RAV4 that was stopped in a southbound lane of Eight Mile Road. This caused the RAV4 to be pushed backward and hit a 2013 Ford Focus, which was stopped in the left turn lane, as well as a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu that was stopped in a southbound lane of Eight Mile Road.
The driver of the Metro bus was not seriously injured in the crash and neither were any of the other drivers.
Investigators said McMillan was not responding to a call when the crash happened.
Neil said McMillan is a 19-year veteran within the department and was assigned to the Traffic Safety Section. He investigated crashes, Neil said, and performed a variety of tasks within the department.
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