Captain Moore now at home after scary crash


By Austin Schmidt - aschmidt@civitasmedia.com



State Highway Patrol troopers were on the scene where Preble County Sheriff’s Captain Brad Moore was struck and injured for several hours after the accident occurred just outside of Eaton around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. U.S. 35 remained closed for the majority of the evening. Moore has since returned home to recover from his injuries and is in “good spirits” according to Sheriff Mike Simpson.


EATON — Preble County Sheriff’s Captain Brad Moore is now at home recovering from several lacerations and a hand injury, according to Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson, after Moore was hurt in a scary incident involving a semi-trailer and train on Friday, Jan. 8.

According to reports, around 3:30 p.m. Moore responded to an accident at the intersection of U.S. 35 and West Lexington Road near the Henny Penny Corporation.

Nearly an hour later, as Moore was directing traffic from the earlier accident, a semi truck and trailer he waved across the railroad became stuck, or hesitated for an unknown reason, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers reported.

The trailer of the semi was struck by an oncoming train, and the trailer then struck Moore causing the PCSO captain to travel an estimated 40 feet through the air.

Moore was initially taken to the Preble County Kettering Emergency Room before being transferred to a different hospital, according to officials.

The accident is still under investigation according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Simpson said Moore is in “good spirits” after being released from the hospital.

State Highway Patrol troopers were on the scene where Preble County Sheriff’s Captain Brad Moore was struck and injured for several hours after the accident occurred just outside of Eaton around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. U.S. 35 remained closed for the majority of the evening. Moore has since returned home to recover from his injuries and is in “good spirits” according to Sheriff Mike Simpson.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Police-Wreck.jpgState Highway Patrol troopers were on the scene where Preble County Sheriff’s Captain Brad Moore was struck and injured for several hours after the accident occurred just outside of Eaton around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. U.S. 35 remained closed for the majority of the evening. Moore has since returned home to recover from his injuries and is in “good spirits” according to Sheriff Mike Simpson.

By Austin Schmidt

aschmidt@civitasmedia.com

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

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