Juvenile involved in serious crash in recovery


The mother of Miami Trace High School senior Caleb Bennett, who was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday, gave an update on social media Thursday regarding Caleb’s recovery.

“Thank you all for continuing to think of Caleb and our family and especially for all of the prayers. Caleb was moved this evening to a step-down unit, and we are trying to figure out the rules over here. He was able to work with physical therapy (PT) today and walk with a walker, wash his face, and brush his teeth. He still gets agitated when his pain medicine wears off. There have been a lot of positives today, but a long road ahead. Please continue to pray for complete healing for Caleb and that he can get comfortable and rest tonight with minimal pain,” the Facebook post from Tiffany Bennett states.

Bennett was seriously injured on Tuesday in a traffic accident involving a semi and pickup truck. At around 11 a.m., Bennett was traveling on Jamison Road in his Ford Ranger and attempted to cross US 22 at the intersection. His truck traveled into the path of a semi that was traveling westbound from the City of Washington Court House, according to authorities.

The semi struck the Ford Ranger, which careened off the road and suffered heavy damage. Bennett had to be extricated from the vehicle by authorities. He was then flown by medical helicopter to an area hospital.

The roadway was closed for approximately two hours while authorities cleared the scene. The Fayette County Emergency Management Agency and Ohio EPA responded to the scene due to a diesel spill from the semi.

Also responding were the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Washington C.H. Fire Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Fayette County EMS.

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