Sunday, August 20, 2000
Wrecks kill 3, injure 10
By Allen Howard
The Cincinnati Enquirer
WILMINGTON Three people were killed in a two-car collision about 2 p.m. Saturday on Ohio 73 in Clinton County.
Lt. Jeff Green, commander of the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said Merlyn D. Short, 49, of Peebles, died when his Buick LaSabre was hit head-on by an Eagle Talon that went left of center.
The driver of the Talon, Billy Smith, 30, of Lynchburg, Ohio, and a 23-year-old female passenger also were killed. The woman's name was not released pending notification of her family.
Three children in the Eagle Talon were injured. Brianna Smith, 7, and Kendra Smith, 6, were taken to Children's Hospital in Dayton. Billy Smith, 4, was taken to Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. All were in serious or critical condition Saturday night.
Mr. Short's wife, Deborah, 46, was listed in stable condition at Ohio State University Hospital. A teen-ager in the Buick, whose name and condition were not available, was being treated at Dayton Children's Hospital.
State police said Mr. Smith was trying to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone when he struck Mr. Short's car.
In a separate accident Saturday on the Butler Regional Highway, a woman and four children were injured when a sports utility vehicle overturned. The Butler County Sheriff's Department said the children were taken to area hospitals, but had no further details.
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