Jim Pancoast, President and CEO of Premier Health, speaks during a christening of the new Careflight medical helicopter was held on the helipad of Miami Valley Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Dayton. Michael Franz / Staff

One released from hospital after Champaign Co. multi-vehicle crash

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Michelle Phillips, 48, of Bellefontaine, OH, was driving northbound in her 2014 Ford Fusion on South U.S. Highway 68, when she struck the rear dual of a semi-trial travelling southbound, causing her to end up in a ditch with heavy front end damage, according to a press release.

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The incident occurred in the 4000 block of U.S. 68 Monday evening around 6:27 p.m.

Phillips was transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital from the scene, and discharged from the hospital a few hours later.

The driver of the semi reported no injuries.

The crash is still under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. 


A medical helicopter is responding to the scene of a three-car crash in Champaign County Monday evening. 

Champaign County dispatchers said a crews were sent to the 4000 block of U.S. 68 in Urbana Twp. around 6:30 p.m. 

A semi is involved in the crash and at least one person is being flown from the scene. 

Dispatchers said it is unknown what led to the crash or how many victims are reported at the scene. 

A portion of U.S. 68 has reopened after briefly closing as crews responded. 

We will update this story with new details when available.

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