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Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal bus crash in Warren County; I-71 shut down for 3 hours

Police: 1 dead and 2 seriously injured
Fatal bus crash in Warren County
Posted at 8:08 PM, Feb 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 00:31:54-05

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio — One person died and two others were seriously injured after a bus crash on I-71 northbound near Wilmington Rd. in Warren County.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, 18-year-old Brice Kelley was driving his pickup truck southbound on I-71 when he lost control, Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a press release. Investigators said his pickup crossed the median and was struck by a bus driven by 30-year-old Clayton Dehnel. Police said Kelley was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Kelley's two passengers, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old were transported to Bathesda North Hospital with serious conditions.

I-71 northbound was closed at the Wilmington Rd. exit for 3 hours.

OHSP said crews worked to get traffic to exit the highway then re-enter I-71 at Wilmington Rd.

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