Greenfield man, son die in Ohio crash

Staff Writer
Published: 11/27/2019 4:57:27 PM

TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Greenfield man and his son died Tuesday night in an accident on Interstate 71 in Ohio.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Jordan Rivard, 41, and his 5-year-old son were killed in the two-vehicle accident.

Rivard’s 3-year-old son sustained “serious injury” and was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, according to police.

At around 7:56 p.m. Tuesday, moments before the crash, Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post received reports of an SUV traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of I-71.

A preliminary investigation revealed Rivard was driving a 2016 Ford Explorer and going the wrong way on the highway, crashing head-on into a 2017 Freightliner.

According to police, the Freightliner was driven by Mohamed Omar, 31, of Seattle, Wash., who was transported to Bethesda Arrow Springs Hospital in Lebanon, Ohio, and treated for his injuries.

Rivard’s younger child was so seriously injured that the officer who first responded did not wait for an ambulance, but drove the 3-year-old to the hospital in his own car.

The accident is currently under investigation by Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Turtlecreek Township Fire/EMS and the Lebanon Police Department assisted following the crash.

Reach David McLellan at or 413-772-0261, ext. 268.

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