CareFlight called to Covington crash


By Michael Ullery



Mike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies work the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies work the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call CareFlight lifts off with the victim of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.


COVINGTON – A Shelby County man was transported aboard CareFlight following a single-vehicle crash on State Route 48 at Covington-Bradford Road on Friday evening.

Deputies from the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, along with Covington fire department and rescue squads responded to the intersection around 9 p.m. on the report of a vehicle down an embankment and into a stand of trees.

First units on the scene requested that CareFlight respond and a landing zone was established at the south edge of Covington.

The victim, Brian Korte, 30, of Sidney, was transported by Covington medic to the landing zone where the medical helicopter met them, in spite of a steady rain and fog.

Lt. Tom Wheeler of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said that Korte was eastbound on Covington-Bradford Road when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign, crossed St. Rt. 48, went down an embankment and into a stand of trees.

Korte was not wearing a seat belt and his head impacted the windshield.

Wheeler said that deputies requested a blood sample be drawn as they believe that the crash was alcohol-related and that Korte has not yet regained consciousness and is listed in critical condition.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies work the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_112715mju_crash_sr48a.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies work the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies work the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_112715mju_crash_sr48b.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies work the scene of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call CareFlight lifts off with the victim of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_112715mju_crash_sr48c.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call CareFlight lifts off with the victim of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Covington-Bradford Rd. and St. Rt. 48 on Friday evening.

By Michael Ullery

Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335

Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335

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