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Firefighter had leg amputated after Springfield Twp. car crash, officials say

Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 07:19:42-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio -- Officials identified the Springfield Township (Clark County) firefighter whose leg was amputated after he was badly hurt in a car crash Wednesday night.

David E. Noble, 72, of Springfield, is listed in critical but stable condition at Miami Valley Hospital, according to WCPO news partner WHIO.

Sgt. Jason Cadle with the Ohio Highway Patrol Springfield Post said he had have a leg amputated.

According to the officials, Noble was on the scene of a crash on U.S. 68 where a Suburban was facing facing southbound in northbound lanes. As Noble was attempting to help the driver out of the Suburban, a blue Chevrolet Cobalt northbound on U.S. 68 ran into him, pinning him against the Suburban.

The driver of the Suburban, Jo Ellen Stringer, 48, of Springfield, was treated and released from Springfield Regional Hospital. The driver of the Cobalt, identified as Devin A. Smith, 27, of Springfield, was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.

WHIO is a news partner of WCPO - 9 On Your Side.