Victims identified in deadly semi crash in Preble County

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PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The victims have been identified after three people were killed, and two others injured, after a semi crash in Preble County Tuesday afternoon.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office says Melissa Hudson, 34, was the driver killed in the crash. Two others in the car, Schon Hudson, 34, and Emerie Hudson, 3, were also killed.

The Camden Police Department, along with the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, say the semi was traveling south on U.S Route 127 when it struck a Jeep Cherokee heading east on State Route 725. The semi then hit a van heading north on U.S. 127, causing the vehicle to hit another car.

Police say evidence found at the scene, along with witness accounts, indicate the semi ran a red light at the intersection, hitting the Jeep.

Crews removed the driver out of the semi truck but there is no word on the driver’s condition.

The crash closed the intersection for nearly eight hours while deputies and police conducted an investigation.

Three cars were involved in the semi truck crash, two cars are shown at the side of the road and one car is completely flipped upside down.

According to the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of State Route 725 and U.S. 127 in Camden where multiple agencies blocked the road.

Police are still investigating this case. 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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