Miami Township officer crashes

A Miami Township police officer was involved in a four-vehicle injury crash in Goshen Township Aug. 17.

“Fortunately, there were only two minor injuries in this crash,” said Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Paul Hermes.

The four vehicle crash occurred on State Route 28 near milepost 8 in Goshen Township, Clermont County, at 6:43 p.m.

According to the accident report, Miami Township police officer Gregory Jenkins, 30, was traveling eastbound on state Route 28 responding to an emergency call. He was driving with the emergency lights flashing and the siren activated on his 2004 Ford Crown Victoria marked patrol car.

Goshen resident Brandi Cramer, 17, was also driving eastbound on state Route 28 when her 1994 Toyota Corolla was struck by Officer Jenkin’s patrol car as he passed.

Jenkin’s patrol car continued off the left side of the roadway striking two more vehicles, a 2004 Ford Mustang, driven by Cincinnati resident Jon Jackson, 31, and a 1994 Lincoln Town car, driven by Goshen resident Randy Michael, 46.

Officer Jenkins and Mr. Jackson were both transported to the Bethesda North Hospital by Miami Township and Goshen Township emergency medical services.

“They were treated for minor injuries and released,” said Hermes. “Ms. Cramer and Mr. Michael were not injured. All the drivers were restrained with safety belts.”

Although the accident remains under investigation, it has been determined that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.