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.

RELATED: Student killed in I-675 crash is ‘tragic loss’ to CSU campus

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. 

FIRST REPORT

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)

Few thousand turn out in support of Women’s March

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:38 PM

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An estimated few thousand people descended on downtown Dayton to support equality.

The 2018 Women’s March drew people across the region.

The event at Courthouse Square is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others.

In downtown Dayton

The rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, and many others seeking equality.

RELATED: Thousands rallied in 2017 March

Last year’s event drew more than 3,000 people. This year’s event occurs in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the same week as the sentencing for former U.S. Gymnastics team Dr. Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexually molesting dozens of young girls under his care.

According to the event’s Facebook page: “We want to encourage continued resistance, collaboration and participation in 2018 mid-term elections in order to elect representatives who will fight for our rights and the future of our democracy.”

Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 12:52 PM

SCENE: Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

UPDATE @ 1:51 p.m.:

A cracked vessel holding molten steel ignited a large fire at AK Steel in Middletown this morning.

Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli said the crew of about 60 firefighters from four departments have now cleared the scene. One firefighter/paramedic was taken to Atrium Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Lolli said the molten steel ignited other equipment and the building when it poured out.

“There was a fire at AK Steel at the basic oxygen furnace and the vessel that stores hot, molten steel somehow split open and ignited a fire in one of the buildings,” he said.

Lolli said it will take several weeks to determine what exactly happened and damage estimates at this early stage are impossible to predict.

Fire departments from Middletown, Franklin, Monroe and Liberty Twp. responded to the scene. Lolli said AK Steel’s fire crews will handle any hot spots that might flare up this afternoon.

UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.:

The fire at AK Steel in Middletown is now out, according to Middletown’s Facebook page. 

UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m: 

Fire crews have been on scene of a structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over two hours, but appear to have the situation under control, according to dispatch.

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The incident was initially reported as heavy smoke coming from the structure in the 3400 block of Lefferson Road around 8:30 a.m.

Officials battled the fire that included molten metal reportedly flowing through the building and the second floor concrete collapsing at one point, causing crews to be removed from the first floor, per reports. 
No word on injuries. 

We are still working to learn what caused the fire’s start.

UPDATE @ 9:23 a.m: 

Crews continue to battle a massive fire at AK Steel in Middletown that occurred Saturday morning.

The address to the fire has been updated to the 3400 block of Lefferson Road, according to officials.

We are still working to learn details on the fire and will keep this story updated. 

INITIAL REPORT

Multiple fire crews are responding to the 1800 block of Crawford Street on a structure fire at AK Steele in Middletown, per initial reports. 

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m., and is reportedly escalating.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with additional details. 

Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital.

A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. 

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The community must “find a pathway forward,” said Corey Cunningham, founder and senior pastor of The Inspiration Church on Philadephia Drive. 

Foward and Cunningham expressed those concerns this morning at a news conference three days after officials from Premier Health - the hospital’s parent company - announced the closing of the hospital that has been a northwest Dayton anchor for nearly a century. 

Premier CEO Mary Boosalis said Wednesday Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northeast Dayton neighborhood, where it been located on Philadelphia Drive since the late 1920s. 

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Boosalis called the closing a “most difficult but necessary decision.” It was one that shocked many in the community and Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein said “we are gravely concerned about an exit of that anchoring presence.” 

Premier said its goal is to offer all employees other positions in the company. But that isn’t much solace for the neighborhood around the massive complex, which was first constructed in 1928 and added onto many times since.

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today 

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:46 AM

Police said nearly 3,000 people came to the Dayton Women's Sister March at Courthouse Square on Saturday, Jan. 21. LYNN HULSEY/Staff
HANDOUT/Lynn Hulsey
Police said nearly 3,000 people came to the Dayton Women's Sister March at Courthouse Square on Saturday, Jan. 21. LYNN HULSEY/Staff(HANDOUT/Lynn Hulsey)

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today, January 20.

RELATED: Dayton Women’s March 2017

The event, which will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square (23 N. Main Street) is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others.

The 2018 rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, and many others seeking equality. 

RELATED: Thousands rally in Dayton as part of women’s march events

Though the women’s movement has been around for decades, the historic march in Dayton began in January 2017 in order to unite with other cities throughout the U.S. to build a positive and just future for all.

Over five million people participated in women's marches around the world last January, including four million in the United States and 3,000 in Dayton.