MAPLEWOOD — An East Liberty man was killed and an 18-year-old female from Sidney was taken by CareFlight to the hospital after a crash on state Route 47 early Wednesday morning.
According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a 911 report of a crash with injuries in the 21000 block of state Route 47 on Wednesday, July 17, at 12:22 a.m.
Dustin G. Brogan, 22, of East Liberty, was driving a 2018 Honda SUV. Nakiaya K. Arrone, Age 18, of Sidney, was a passenger in the SUV.
The preliminary investigation indicates the SUV was traveling westbound on state Route 47 when it failed to negotiate a right curve, the release said. The vehicle began to slide broadside, crossed the center-line and travelled off of the left side of the roadway. It then went airborne and landed in the yard at 21000 State Route 47, where it continued its broadside slide before striking a tree and ejecting Brogan, whom was pronounced dead at the scene. Arrone was taken via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
Assisting at the scene was Maplewood Fire Department and Perry Port Salem EMS.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, speed was a factor of the crash, but that the crash remains under investigation.