Media release from Ohio State Highway Patrol: Bath Township – On May 13, 2022, at approximately 1:30 A.M. , troopers with the Lima Post responded to State Route 115, just north of State Route 65 for a report of a vehicle that struck a utility pole.
David A. Rascon, age 34, of Springboro, Ohio was traveling north on SR 115, when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck two large trees and two utility poles. The first utility pole struck completely broke from the base, causing power lines to fall onto the roadway. The power lines were also torn from one residential home.
Mr. Rascon was treated for minor injury on scene by Bath Township EMS. Alcohol and drugs are both suspected as a factor in the crash.
Assisting troopers on scene were Bath Township Fire and EMS, Able’s Wrecker Service and American Electric Power (AEP). The roadway was closed for just under two hours while emergency crews removed the vehicle , repaired the power lines and utility pole.
The State Patrol would like to remind motorists to never drive impaired and to always designate a sober driver.