Two others injured

Last updated: June 18. 2014 8:28AM - 18783 Views
By Michael Ullery



CareFlight arrives on the scene of a two-vehicle crash, on US Route 36 between Covington and Bradford, that claimed on life and sent two other to area hospitals on Monday afternoon.
CareFlight arrives on the scene of a two-vehicle crash, on US Route 36 between Covington and Bradford, that claimed on life and sent two other to area hospitals on Monday afternoon.
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COVINGTON — A two-vehicle, head-on crash on U.S. Route 36 between Covington and Bradford, claimed the life of a Covington woman, sent her husband to Miami Valley Hospital aboard CareFlight and a third victim to Upper Valley Medical Center.


Sgt. Chris Bobb of the Miami County Sheriff’s office said that a car driven by Dillon H. Blinn, 18, of Greenville was westbound on U.S. 36 between Greenville Falls-Clayton and Croft Mill roads, around 1 p.m when it drifted left of center into oncoming traffic and struck an eastbound vehicle, operated by Maurice L. Adams, 88, of Covington, head-on.


Pronounced dead at the scene, was Adams’ wife, Esther M. Adams, 86, also of Covington. Maurice Adams was flown aboard CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. According to a Miami Valley Hospital spokesperson, he was in critical condition in the intensive care unit late Tuesday afternoon.


Blinn was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


A crash reconstruction team from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. .


Bobb said that the case will be sent before a Grand Jury who will determine any charges in the crash.


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