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A Lawrenceburg man was seriously injured in an Ohio automobile accident early this month, but according to family members, his condition is improving.
Steven Casey was driving from Lawrenceburg to visit a cousin in Michigan when he wrecked near Dayton, Ohio, on April 4, said his aunt, Donna Stratton.
Police think Casey swerved to miss a deer and went over a 20-foot embankment, Stratton said. He was thrown out of the vehicle. His injuries include broken ribs and bruised and collapsed lungs, and his spleen had to be removed, she said. As of Friday afternoon, he was still on a ventilator, she said.
Casey was airlifted from the scene of the accident to Miami Valley Hospital, where he remains.
Stratton said his condition was upgraded from critical to serious last Wednesday, and that even though he is showing improvement, he faces a long road of rehabilitation.
Casey is a 2003 Anderson County High School graduate and is married to Amanda Casey. They have a 2-year-old son, Christian.
He is a son of Jeff and Leeann Casey and a grandson of Forrest Casey and Gelonda Casey.
Stratton said Casey’s immediate family members are with him in Ohio, and she is trying to organize a fundraising effort to assist them. Several fundraising events are in the works, and those wishing to help can donate to the “Gelonda Casey for Steven Casey” account at LNB.
For more information, call Stratton at 502-803-0821.
E-mail Shannon Mason Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.