********Press Release*********

June 15, 2015 Posted by Shawn Justice

********Press Release*********

On June 14, 2015, at approx. 2249hrs, a Vinton County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a 2 car vehicle accident on South Market Street in McArthur. Deputy Michelle Thomas was enroute to a call of shots fired at Lake Rupert when the accident occurred. Daniel Miracle, of McArthur, was driving the second vehicle involved. Both Deputy Thomas and Mr. Miracle were not injured during the crash.

The crash is being investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the request of Sheriff Shawn Justice. This is normal practice and currently part of the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Policy and Procedures to have crashes of this nature handled by an outside Agency. No details will be given until OSP is finished with their investigation.

No alcohol or drugs of abuse are suspected from either driver.

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