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Student injured in Troy crash faces charges


A student from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy faces multiple charges stemming from a car crash early Saturday morning.

Benjamin Rohrwasser, 19, of Geneva, Ill. is in the Miami County jail and faces charges including driving under the influence, underage consumption, and aggravated vehicular assault.

Just after 3:00 a.m., Troy Police were dispatched to the intersection of West Main Street and Westbrook Lane on a report of a crash. Upon arrival, police found a person trapped in the crash.

Initial reports from the police state three students from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy involved in a serious crash. All three were not residents of Ohio.

Police say two of the three involved in the crash fled the scene on foot. The third student left behind was trapped with his head partially through the windshield. He is at Miami Valley Hospital with head injuries.

All three were at a party and had been drinking alcohol, noted police. The driver attempted a high speed turn from Main onto Westbrook Lane when the crash happened.

The status of the two that fled is unknown, but Police said all three involved will be charges with underage consumption.

The incident is under investigation by Troy Police



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