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Serious injury crash reported in Shelby County

SIDNEY — Deputies of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash about 2:50 a.m. Tuesday on Miami River Road between East Lockington and Kirkwood roads.

According to a preliminary investigation, Ryan M. Evans, 29, was operating a northbound jeep when he lost control on the icy road and went off the left side of the road, drove through a patch of heavy brush and struck a tree.

His passenger, Brittany Elliot, 21, reportedly called for help and then walked to a nearby residence.

Mr. Evans was transported by Houston squad to Wilson Memorial Hospital, and then transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for serious injuries. CareFlight helicopter was unable to respond because of weather conditions.

Ms. Elliot was transported by Houston squad to Wilson Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and firefighters of the Lockington Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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