Last updated: January 20. 2014 9:10PM - 172 Views
By William Duffield bduffield@civitasmedia.com

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XENIA — The January weather has been making it rough on drivers with two more major accidents reported during this past weekend’s snow.

One driver was taken by CareFlight early Sunday morning after he was involved in an accident in the 2900 block of Lower Bellbrook Road at approximately 9:30 a.m.

According to reports, the driver was westbound on Lower Bell when he hit an icy patch while traveling down hill. He was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into a parked, unoccupied van.

The driver was described as being “semi-conscious,” causing for CareFlight to be called.

Another accident occurred Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on eastbound US Route 35 west of Trebein Road. A woman in a mini-van lost control after finding an icy patch and ended up in a drainage ditch.

According to troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the woman was eastbound and, after hitting the ice, slid through the median, veered over two lanes of westbound US Route 35, and off the guardrail.

She then reportedly slid off the right side of the road and came to rest in the ditch.

The ditch contained enough water that it made it unsafe to open the vehicle doors, leaving the woman and three children in the van until rescue crews could arrive.

The driver and all three children were removed without injuries.

That crash remains under investigation.

William Duffield can be reached at 937-372-4444 ext. 133 or on Twitter @WilliamDuffield

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