Man found guilty of causing deadly collision that led to crash of responding helicopter
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A man was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter in connection with a July 2022 collision that led to the crash of a responding medical helicopter.
Garrick Richards was driving a truck on Eaton Road in Milford Township when he didn’t yield to traffic and hit another truck, according to investigators.
A passenger in Richards’ truck, a 69-year-old woman, died at the scene. Another passenger in the truck, a 43-year-old woman, was seriously hurt.
Two other people in the truck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
CareFlight was called to the scene, but the helicopter crashed while trying to land in the area.
The NTSB found the helicopter hit power lines and fell 70 feet.
The three first responders on board were hurt.
Richards will be sentenced on Jan. 4 in Butler County.
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