Chillicothe Man Charged After Alleged Hitting Bicyclist | NBC4i
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -
A bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Chillicothe Saturday night.
According to Chillicothe police, the crash occurred at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the area of Bridge and Eighth streets.
Police said Jason Butterbaugh was riding his bicycle northbound off the roadway when a 2011 Chrysler 200 veered off the right side of the road and struck him.
Butterbaugh was flown to a Columbus-area hospital with critical injuries.
The driver, 60-year-old Emmett Beeler, was located at his residence after he called police and said he hit a deer.
According to police, responding officers said they had reason to believe that Beeler was intoxicated, and a search warrant was obtained for a blood sample.
Police said the blood test results are still pending.
Beeler was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular assault.
Another person was riding with Butterbaugh, and was also struck by the vehicle, but was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.