Driver injured in Miami Twp. crash involving cement truck has died
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - One of the drivers injured in a an accident involving a cement truck and six other vehicles in Miami Township has died. He has been identified as Joe Bob Cravens, 66.
The collision happened Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. at US 50 and Round Bottom Road in Miami Township after the cement truck went into a military supply store. No one was in the store at the time.
Cravens car was stuck under the cement truck. Emergency crews rescued him and rushed him to the hospital but he died the next day.
Six other people were hurt in that accident. No word on their conditions.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating. Investigators believe the 22-year-old driver of one of the cars turned left into the path of the cement truck, causing a chain-reaction crash. No charges have been filed
Cravens family says he had just returned home in December from supporting the Army in Afghanistan as a contractor. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters and three grandchildren.
A celebration of Mr. Cravens' life will be held Monday, January 21st at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glen Este, 1034 Old State 74, Batavia, Ohio 45103.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society