Visitation service announced for Dayton Christian School student killed in crash

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 1:15 PM

At least three cars were involved in a crash on state route 48 in Warren County

UPDATE @ 4:10 p.m. (Feb. 14):

Visitation services for Thomas Williamitis, 16, who was killed in a crash in Clearcreek Twp. Tuesday were announced today.

According to St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church web site, a visitation for Thomas Williamitis will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Countryside Church of the Nazarene, 1436 Deerfield Road in Lebanon. An invitation-only requiem Mass is to be given on Friday.

UPDATE@ 2:01 p.m. (Feb. 13):

Williamtis at one point was a student at Lebanon Christian Schools, which posted the statement below on its Facebook page: 

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“It is with great sadness we announce the death of our former student, Tommy Williamitis, in an auto accident earlier this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williamitis family during this time. We will provide information for arrangements when they become available. Please remember Tony (and) Ann and their children in your prayers.

UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m.

Thomas Williamitis, 16, was a sophomore at Dayton Christian School in Miamisburg, according to school officials.

UPDATE @ 12:05 p.m. 

Thomas Williamitis, 16, of Oregonia has been identified as the teen killed in a four-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County, according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office. 

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Williamitis was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy is scheduled to be completed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, according to a media release. 

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The crash remains under investigation by the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Additional details from troopers have not been released. 

UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m.

Sgt. Chris Crisafi, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol post in Lebanon, said the northbound vehicle of the teenager killed had been struck by a second southbound vehicle.

Another driver was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with serious injuries. Two other minor injuries were reported. 

"We're taking measurements at the scene, photographs," Crisafi said. "We believe someone was en route to a school.”

Stay with News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy for the latest on this story today.

Teen killed in 4-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Warren County, Feb. 13, 2018. JAROD THRUSH/STAFF

UPDATE @ 10:25 a.m. 

State troopers said a male teenager was killed Tuesday in a four-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County. 

An initial investigation found the teen’s vehicle went left of center for an unknown reason and crashed head-on into another vehicle, according to state troopers. 

The identity of the victim was not released, pending notification of family. 

UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m. 

State troopers confirm at least one person has died in a three-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp. Tuesday morning. 

One person was transported by a medical helicopter to an area hospital, but investigators have not provided an update on the conditions of the other victims injured in the crash. 

Ohio 48 is blocked in both directions south of East Lytle 5 Points Road. 

FIRST REPORT

A medical helicopter has been requested to serious, multi-vehicle crash on Ohio 48 in Clearcreek Twp., Warren County Tuesday morning. 

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Emergency crews were initially dispatched to the area of Ohio 48 near East Lytle 5 Points Road around 7:40 a.m. 

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Initial reports indicate the crash was head-on and involved at least three vehicles. Two people were trapped as a result of the crash, according to scanner traffic. 

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Firefighters rescue 10 pets from burning house in Franklin

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:38 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 4:48 PM

Franklin house fire

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m. 

Firefighters were able to rescue 10 pets from a burning home in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

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Officials said all 10 of the family’s pets were pulled to safety and were not injured after the fire broke out in a home in the 900 block of Turner Lane around 3:25 p.m. 

The residents and firefighters battling the blaze were also not injured. Crews initially reported possible injuries after a man was found on the porch of the home when emergency units first arrived. Those reports were later deemed unfounded, according to investigators. 

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation, fire officials said. 

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews have responded to reports of a house fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house around 3:25 p.m. 

Initial reports indicate at least one person might have been injured. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Snow ends this evening, warmer temps return this week

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 4:31 PM

Warmer temperatures and rain loom for the Dayton area during the coming week.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Snow showers end this evening, up to 1-inch of accumulation
  • Warmer temperatures return this week
  • Wet start to the new week

>>Track the latest conditions with Live Doppler 7 Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Areas north of I-70 will see a chance for snow through the evening, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. All snow will taper off during the overnight hours. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads. 

>>County-by-County Forecasts

Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s. 

Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s. 

Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s. 

Snow at UD

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Suspicious fire damages Dayton house

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:27 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:52 PM

Victor Ave fire

UPDATE @ 3:50 p.m. 

Firefighters are calling a blaze suspicious that broke out in a Dayton house Saturday afternoon. 

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Investigators said the fire was located in the kitchen area of a vacant house around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. 

No injuries were reported. 

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews have responded to a house fire in the first block of Victor Avenue in Dayton Saturday afternoon. 

Emergency crews were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. and reported heavy smoke coming from the structure. 

Initial reports indicate the structure is believe to be vacant, and the fire was located in the kitchen area of the house. 

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

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Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

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Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers. 

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Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization. 

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One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials. 

Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them. 

Additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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