Critically hurt man left in towed car for 6 hours in Southwest Ohio

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff’s office is investigating how a critically injured man was left inside a vehicle for six hours after it was towed from a crash scene in suburban Dayton on New Year’s Day.

The Dayton Daily News reports a worker preparing to take the vehicle off a flatbed truck found the man screaming for help.

Montgomery County sheriff’s Capt. Jeremy Roy says the man was in stable condition Thursday, a week after the crash in Harrison Township.

Roy says the office is investigating whether deputies followed policy, which includes taking an inventory of the inside of the car after such a crash. They’re checking whether the man might have returned to the car once it was checked, though Roy doubts that because the man had severe injuries.

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