Two in critical condition after I-675 crash that killed Central State student

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 1:26 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

SKY7: Aerial footage of I-675 crash that closed highway

UPDATE @ 2:34 a.m. (Nov. 29): Two people are in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital after a crash on Interstate 675 Monday that killed one Central State University student.

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Kennise Hicks, 20, and Andrew Clark, whose age was not released, were occupants in the vehicle that was involved in a crash on I-675 north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek, which resulted in the death of 20-year-old Trayvon Trammer. 

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There was one other occupant in the vehicle, 18-year-old Caleb Upton, who was also transported to Miami Valley Hospital, but his condition is still unknown at this time. 

UPDATE @ 3:45 p.m. (Nov. 28 in): 

The Central State University student killed in a crash on Interstate 675 Monday has been identified as 20-year-old Trayvon Trammer, according to Beavercreek police. 

Trammer was a passenger in a car that was traveling north on I-675 north of U.S. 35 when it was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by 34-year-old John Tokarz, police said in an email Tuesday. 

Trammer was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants in that vehicle, Kennise Hicks, 20, Caleb Upton, 18, and Andrew Clark, whose age was not released, were all transported to Miami Valley Hospital, police said. Their conditions remain unknown. 

Tokarz was transported to Soin Medical Center for treatment. 

Previously, Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said in a Facebook post that the person killed, and the three additional occupants of the vehicle were either current or former students of the university.

Investigators said the speed of both vehicles and other factors that led to the crash remain under investigation. 

UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m. (Nov. 28): 

The victim killed in a crash on Interstate 675 in Beavercreek Monday was a Central State University student, according to a Facebook post by the university. 

Two other current students and one former student were also among the victims injured in the crash, Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said in the post. 

The conditions of those injured were not released by Beavercreek police. 

The identities of the victims involved in the crash have also not been released by investigators.

We’ll continue to update this page as new information becomes available. 

UPDATE@5:25 a.m. (Nov. 28):

The Montgomery County Coroner’s office has the body of the person killed in the crash, a spokesman said Tuesday morning. However, they aren’t releasing the victim’s identity because next of kin has not been notified. 

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.: (Nov. 27): 

All northbound lanes of I-675 have reopened as the fatal, multiple-vehicle crash near U.S. 35 has been cleared.

UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.

One person is confirmed dead and three others have been injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on I-675 North near U.S. 35 this afternoon, according to Beavercreek Police Capt. Chad Lindsey.

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A pickup truck rear-ended a yellow car, causing severe damage. The driver of that yellow car is the fatality.

I-675 is expected to re-open at approximately 5 p.m., according to Beavercreek Police.

Crash kills 1, closes I-675 for hours

UPDATE @ 2:35 p.m. 

The Greene County Coroner’s Office has been requested to the crash scene on northbound Interstate 675 north of U.S. 35, according to an investigator. 

At least one person is dead in the crash and multiple injuries have been reported. The conditions of the injured have not been released. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. 

All lanes of northbound I-675 remain shut down north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek following a serious crash Monday afternoon. 

Our crew on the scene reports at least two vehicles were involved, injuring at least three people. 

A medical helicopter responded to the highway but left the scene around 2:20 p.m. 

Authorities have also blocked the ramps from east and west U.S. 35 to north I-675, according to ODOT. 

The condition of the injured and how long the highway might be shut down were not available. 

We’ll continue to update this page as details become available. 


All lanes of northbound Interstate 675 are shut down north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek following a reported crash.

Fire crews on the scene have requested a medical helicopter to land on the highway to transport at least one person, according to initial reports. 

At least three people were injured in the crash which was reported around 1:15 p.m. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

A CareFlight medical helicopter landed on northbound Interstate 675 north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek following a crash on Monday, Nov. 27. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)

Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Community angry, devastated, concerned

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:21 PM

West Dayton community devastated by closure of Good Samaritan hospital

The closing of Good Samaritan Hospital will be a crippling blow to the west Dayton community and raises several concerns going forward, said three people who represent the hundreds of residents living near the 86-year-old facility. 

"We're behind the eight ball," Minister Daria Dillard Stone, 66 and a member of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 5370 Dayton-Liberty Road. 

"They've made the decision, which means we don't count,” she told News Center 7’s James Buechele on Wednesday evening. “That's just how it is." 

Stone, Mount Carmel Pastor Chad White and Omega Baptist Church Pastor Daryl Ward offered their reactions -- as well as the reactions of the communities they serve -- in the wake of Premier Health's announcement Wednesday morning that Good Samaritan Hospital will be closing by the end of the year.


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Stone, a member at Mount Carmel for 50 years, said her three daughters and four grandchildren were born at the hospital. She was a patient there, as was her grandmother and late husband. Stone said Premier officials should have come to the community and at least given the community a chance to react. 

"If they had come to the community a year or two ago and said, 'we're planning on closing Good Samaritan Hospital and what do you guys think?' At least that would have been a good faith thing if they could have acted like they cared. But they didn't," Stone said. 

The Rev. Daryl Ward, Omega Baptist Church

Pastor White, who also is executive organizer with SCLC Dayton, echoed Stone's sentiment. He, too, has been a patient at Good Samaritan and worries about access to healthcare because that while Miami Valley Hospital is five miles away, the distance can be great if one doesn't have adequate transportation. 

"I don't know the numbers, I don't know the fiscal issues the hospital is facing, but I do know it will be a great void," White said. "There will be a great abyss that will take place once Good Samaritan leaves that part of the city. 

"There are great concerns in the community about jobs, access to adequate healthcare," he said. "And, is this systemic racism? Is it intentional disinvestment in the west Dayton area on the heels of all the other things that west Dayton has come through? 

"Does corporate America have a moral compass or a social conscience to say that 'we need to look at areas that are being impacted above and beyond any other areas' and say, 'do we take some loss or do we take some hit to stay because we have a moral conscience as a corporate citizen in the city of Dayton?' " 

White said the news of the closing "literally took the wind out of my sails." 

Pastor Ward called the news "devastating." 

His edifice is right down the street from the hospital, which is at 2222 Philadelphia Drive in northwest Dayton. 

He said the leaving is not a new concern. "This has been a part of the ongoing devastation that's been going on in this community. I'm angry at the leaders of our community in terms of why can't we think about the best for the community." 

Pastor Ward said he'll be praying that the businesses near the hospital survive, despite the news of Good Samaritan's eventual leaving.

New Carlisle moves ahead with tax request to fund fire/EMS

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 10:01 PM


Council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to move forward with a tax request to support the city’s fire and emergency medical service.

In a special meeting held at 7 p.m. in the Smith Park Shelter House, the council and Chief Steve Trusty discussed the needs of the city's fire department.

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Trusty cited low pay for personnel and rising costs of equipment among the department's challenges. 

If certified, the 3-mill, five-year levy would be be placed on the May 8 ballot. 

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If it’s approved, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $105 a year and would not be collected until 2019.

Hippo Kiss: Fiona’s smooch on canvas can be yours

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:04 PM

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In celebration of the first birthday of Fiona — the premature hippopotamus who beat the odds and captured hearts around the globe — fans will get a chance to win a one-of-a-kind “Hippo Kiss” painting, and become an official Fiona parent.

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is marking Fiona’s first birthday with a special ADOPT (Animals Depend on People Too) promotion. ADOPT parents help provide food, toys and fun enrichment items to the zoo’s animal family.

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Anyone who “adopts” Fiona will be entered into a drawing to win “Hippo Kiss,” the purple peck on canvas created by Fiona herself.

Fiona’s First Birthday ADOPT promotion ends Feb. 7, and the drawing is at noon Feb. 8. The winner will be contacted directly, according to the zoo.

2 males sought in Kettering home invasion robbery

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:11 PM

FROM SCENE: 2 males sought in Kettering home invasion robbery

Police are continuing to look for two males who committed a home invasion robbery on Hazel Avenue. 

Investigators don't know what led the invaders to pick the home they did Wednesday afternoon, Kettering Police Patrolman John Jung said. 

According to the preliminary investigation, the two males forced their way inside just before 4 p.m., knocked down the resident and took property, Officer Jung said. 

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A K-9 unit was called to the scene as part of the investigation and he said police are interviewing neighbors, hoping to get a description of the robbers. 

Jung asked that if you have information you believe will help in this investigation, please call Kettering police at 937-296-2555.

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