1 killed, 1 injured in Middletown vehicle accident, state patrol says

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1 killed, 1 injured in Middletown vehicle accident, state patrol says

UPDATE @ 7:38 p.m.:  Witnesses say a sedan continued through an intersection and collided with the right rear of a semitrailer, leaving the driver dead and his passenger injured. 

That's the preliminary assessment of the Middletown vehicle accident at North Clinton Street and Manchester Avenue, said state patrol Sgt. Brian Bost, Hamilton Patrol Post. 

The sedan was headed west on Manchester and the semitrailer was traveling north on North Clinton when the accident occurred. 

"For some reason, [the sedan] didn't stop at the stop sign. Don't know why. That's what caused the accident," the sergeant said. 

The passenger in the sedan has been taken to Atrium Medical Center, suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The state patrol is working to learn the names, ages and addresses of the two people in the sedan. Both are elderly, Bost said. 

The driver of the semitrailer was not injured. Bost said the driver had just dropped off a load in Monroe and was headed to Indiana.

FROM THE SCENE: 1 killed in car vs semi crash

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.  

There were believed to be as many as three people in a sedan that collided with a semitrailer, and one of them is the fatality, Journal-News Staff Writer Lauren Pack reports. 

Two people from the car have been taken to Atrium Medical Center. Their conditions are not known. 

A Butler County Coroner's investigator is now on scene.

INITIAL REPORT

One person is confirmed dead in a Middletown vehicle accident involving a car and a semitrailer at North Verity Parkway and Manchester Avenue.

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol Lebanon Post, the accident was dispatched about 5:34 p.m. 

Traffic at the intersection of North Verity and Manchester, where the accident occurred, is shut down until further notice. 

We have a crew en route. We will update this developing report. 

Stay with whio.com for updates. 

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