Fiery crash leaves Milan teen critical

Wanda English Burnett

An early morning crash on Sunday, December 13 has left a Milan teen in critical condition according to Lt. Randy Holt of the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded to a 911 report of a single vehicle accident involving injuries about 12:04 a.m. on County Road 225 East, near Delaware.

Evidence at the scene indicated that Dylan D. Eadens, 19 of Milan, had been traveling northbound on CR 225 East when the vehicle he was driving, a 1995 Dodge Ram pickup, left the roadway on the right side, collided with a utility pole and several trees. The vehicle came to rest on its side entrapping Eadens and burst into flames.

Police say the rapid response of the Delaware Fire Department and Osgood Fire Extrication, brought the flames under control quickly. This allowed Eadens, the only occupant of the vehicle, to be extricated. He was then transported to Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville for treatment of burns and injuries received from the accident.

Eadens was then transferred to the University of Cincinnati Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

The accident is under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, who was assisted at the scene by Ripley County Medic, Delaware Fire, Osgood Fire and Extrication, Milan Rescue 30 and the Versailles Police Department.