Monday, June 21, 2004

Firefighters escape before floor collapse


Public safety briefs

FOREST PARK - Firefighters narrowly escaped a burning home early Sunday before part of the first floor collapsed into the basement.

They were called out of the house in the 11000 block of Elkwood Drive for safety reasons shortly after being dispatched there about 2:27 a.m., firefighters said. No injuries were reported.

After a neighbor noticed flames shooting out of the back of the house, firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames in the second story of the bi-level home and in the basement.

Crews from departments in Greenhills, Colerain Township, Fairfield and Springfield Township were called in, a total of 30 firefighters.

No one was home at the time. The house was deemed a total loss. The cause is under investigation.

Boy injured after foot catches on train track

COVINGTON - A 15-year-old boy was listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries Sunday after catching his foot in a railroad track while attempting to jump the track ahead of a train, police said.

The incident, which occurred at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, sent the teenager to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Further details, including where the accident occurred, were not released by Covington police.

Man recovering from gunshot injuries

LINCOLN HEIGHTS - Police on Sunday were investigating a shooting late Saturday that sent a man in his 20s to University Hospital.

Tyrone Satterwhite Jr., address and exact age unknown, was shot several times about 9:35 p.m. in the 700 block of Van Buren Avenue after an argument, said Lincoln Heights Police Chief Ernie McCowen.

Satterwhite was found a half-mile away at Lindy Avenue and Leggett Street, the chief said.

Hid injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Further details weren't available Sunday.

Driver of antique car killed in crash

FORT MITCHELL - A Dayton, Ohio, man was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 75 just south of Buttermilk Pike.

Daniel Martin, 50, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood shortly after the 8:47 a.m. crash, police said. Witnesses told police that his 1940 Ford sedan drifted to the right, then overcorrected to the left and hit the concrete median.

Woman killed when two pickups collide

WAYNE TOWNSHIP - Melody S. Erkenbrecher, 39, of Greensburg, Ind., was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at Ohio 72 and Ohio 729 in Clinton County.

The crash occurred about 2:25 p.m. when a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Matthew E. Reveal, 17, of Leesburg, failed to stop at a stop sign on Ohio 729, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The Dodge hit a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Erkenbrecher. Her truck was spun around, struck a ditch, a sign post and a fence.

The victim, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, the highway patrol said. Reveal and a passenger in the Ford pickup, Douglas E. Erkenbrecher, 42, of Greensburg, Ind., were taken to Clinton Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Jeremie W. Snodgrass of Leesburg, a passenger in the Dodge pickup, was not injured.




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