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Wilmington man killed in Greene County head-on crash

Robert Beedle III from Wilmington was killed in Greene County Wednesday (WKEF)

GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A Wilmington man was killed in a crash in Caesar Creek Township Wednesday afternoon. Ohio State Patrol investigators have identified him as Robert Beedle III.

The driver of a Toyota Corolla crossed the center line of US 68, near East Spring Valley Paintersville Road, and hit Beedle's Chevy Tahoe head-on.

Robert Beedle, Jr. of Blanchester and Penny Beedle, of Wilmington, were passengers in the Tahoe. Beedle Jr. suffered life-threatening injuries. Penny Beedle suffered minor injuries. Beedle III was not wearing a seat belt, according to OSP.

The Corolla's driver, Salina Leist, is in critical condition but is expected to survive. Another driver, rear-ended Beedle's SUV, causing it to overturn.

In all, a medical helicopter took three people to Miami Valley Hospital. US 68 was shut down for a time.

OSP is investigating what led the Corolla's driver to cross the center line.

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