Body found in Butler County; deputy’s cruiser struck while responding

A motorist stopped by car trouble found the body of a man Friday night in a ravine on state Route 4 near Oxford State Road in Lemon Twp., according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was traveling south about 5 p.m. on Route 4 when her vehicle became disabled and she pulled off to the berm, said Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer. While waiting for help, the woman looked over the guardrail and saw a man’s body.

A deputy traveling north on Route 4 to the scene with lights activated was preparing to go over the median to the woman when his cruiser was hit from behind. The other driver was not injured, but the deputy suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, Dwyer said.

The identity of the man found dead has not been released, and his death remains under investigation.

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