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72-year-old man injured in rollover crash into Turtle Creek on Ohio 29 in Shelby County, Ohio

Modified Date: 
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:30am
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Shelby Co. deputy saves elderly man from drowning after crash

The accident happened about mid-morning Monday when a 72-year-old man lost control of his car, which went over a guardrail and landed upside down in Turtle Creek, the Shelby County Sheriff’s office said. 

The man, whose name has not been released, came within a couple of inches of drowning. He was saved by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy who arrived at the scene and went down to the creek and held the man's head up until the fire department arrived and removed from the car, officials said. 

The man was taken to Wilson Healthcare in Sidney. Information about his condition is unknown at this time. The Shelby County Sheriff's office is handling the investigation.

Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Ohio 29
Area: 
Dayton, OH

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