Preble County Deputy taken to hospital after serious crash

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PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A serious crash involving a train and semi in Eaton has resulted in a Preble County Deputy being sent to the hospital.

Late Friday night, Ohio State Patrol identified the injured deputy as Preble County Sheriff Captain Brad Moore.

The crash happened Friday around 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 35 and West Lexington Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, Moore was standing outside of his vehicle directing traffic around a two-car crash near the railroad tracks.

Officials said Moore attempted to flag a semi-truck across the railroad tracks, when the semi-truck stopped on the tracks and got stuck inside the emergency gate. Officials said the back of the semi was clipped by a train.

According to the sheriff’s office, the collision caused the semi to be pushed into the road, striking Moore. Officials report Moore was thrown into the grass approximately 40 feet.

The semi came to rest on the north side of U.S. 35.

Moore was taken to the Preble County Medical Center and then transferred to Kettering Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi, 73-year-old Richard Palmer of Indianapolis, was not hurt.

The crash still remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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