Troopers from the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a two vehicle crash the occurred on Columbus Street and Cherry Street in the village of Blanchester.
At approximately 8am July 25th, 38-year-old Michael Conley of Blanchester, was southbound on Columbus Street approaching the intersection of Cherry Street and State Route 28 in a Chevrolet Volt. 24-year-old Timothy Wyatt of Hamden, Ohio was westbound on State Route 28 in a Freightliner box truck approaching the same intersection.
Wyatt failed to yield from a stop sign and struck the Conley vehicle on the left side. Both vehicles traveled off the south side of Cherry Street. The Conley vehicle came to rest near a fence and the 2019 Freightliner drove into the Autozone store causing serious structural damage.
Wyatt was transported to the Clinton Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. Conley was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Montgomery County Morgue by the Clinton County Coroner’s Office.