A Dayton fire captain remains at Miami Valley Hospital on Tuesday night after he was hit by a vehicle on U.S. 35 and thrown 20 to 30 feet down the roadway.
The hospital can only confirm that Capt. Barry Cron is a patient there because the hospital has been ordered to not release his condition, a hospital official said Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, Cron was listed in serious condition. Officials said the captain was speaking to a victim of a crash who was in a vehicle. That vehicle was then struck by another, and it pushed the first vehicle into Cron.
His injuries are not believed to be life threatening, officials said.
Cron has been with the Dayton Fire Department since 1992 and was promoted to captain in November 2012, officials said. He works out of Station 13.
The crash, which occurred on U.S. 35 east near Gettysburg Avenue just before 5:30 a.m., created a pileup that involved 12 vehicles.
Another crash on U.S. 35 east near Abbey Avenue involved three vehicles. U.S. 35 was closed in both directions between Abbey Avenue and Liscum Drive while crews responded to the crashes and treated roads that had been made slick because of light snow overnight and snow melt that had frozen.
One person in the vehicle involved in the initial crash was taken to a hospital suffering from injuries not considered life threatening. No other injuries were reported.
Salt trucks treated icy roads after the first crash was reported.
Snow and ice has led to multiple crashes throughout the region. Another crash on Ohio 4 and Ohio 444 that occurred shortly after the accidents on U.S. 35 involved five vehicles