— UPDATE @ 7:15 p.m. (Feb. 11)
A Kettering woman struck by two cars on Interstate 70 and her boyfriend were believed intoxicated when they crossed the highway, troopers said.
Marissa L. Christophel, 19, was hit Wednesday as she and Joseph P. Finch, 22, of Dayton, ran across I-70 between U.S. 68 and Ohio 72 to get back to their vehicle.
She was listed in serious condition today at Miami Valley Hospital, where she was flown from the scene.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic crash report, Christophel was under the influence, with drug use suspected, when they ran across the interstate.
Finch was being charged with misdemeanor intoxicated pedestrian on the highway, Lt. Brian Aller of the patrol’s Springfield Post said last week. He said Christophel faces charges, too, pending drug test results.
The speed limit is 70 mph. The eastbound lanes were shut down for three hours following the accident, the traffic report stated.
A Kettering woman is stable in the hospital after being struck — by two cars on Interstate 70 — and her Dayton boyfriend is charged for being an intoxicated pedestrian, officials