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Woman killed in 3-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Salem Avenue identified

Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:36 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 3:36 AM

One dead after 3-car crash in Trotwood

UPDATE @3:36 a.m. 11/15/17: The person killed in a crash Tuesday night has been identified.

Theresa Abell, 64, of Dayton, was killed in the crash, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

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UPDATE @ 9:51 p.m. 11/14/17: Speed is a factor in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that left one person dead and sent one person to a hospital, Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said. 

According to the preliminary investigation, two vehicles headed south in the 5900 block of Salem Avenue (state Route 49) had just crossed East Westbrook Road when one rear-ended the other at high speed, Wilson said. 

The vehicle that was rear-ended was pushed left of center and into the path of a vehicle headed north on Salem, causing a second collision. 

The vehicle hit from behind continued down an embankment, the chief said. 

A male who was driving the car that started the chain-reaction has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he'll be given tests for drugs and/or alcohol, Chief Wilson said. 

The fatality, a woman, was in the vehicle that was pushed onto northbound Salem Avenue. 

The third victim, in the vehicle northbound on Salem, was not injured. 

No names, hometowns or ages have been released. 

Wilson said a traffic reconstruction unit will handle the overall investigation.

UPDATE @ 8:51 p.m.: 

At least one person has been killed in the three-vehicle accident in the 5900 block of Salem Avenue (state Route 49) at East Westbrook Road, in Trotwood.


A multiple-vehicle accident in Trotwood, believed to have produced serious to critical injuries, has shut down traffic in the areas of Salem Avenue, Olive and East Westbrook roads. 

Crews have been on the scene of the accident since about 7:15 p.m. Callers have told this newsroom that they believe the accident has resulted in at least one fatality. 

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We have a crew trying to get to the scene, which is believed to be at or near the 5900 block of Salem Avenue at East Westbrook Road. 

Traffic has been cut off on northbound Salem Avenue at Olive Road, as well as along Westbrook Road. 

We will update this developing report. 

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1 stabbed during fight in Dayton, police say

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:09 PM

UPDATE @ 11:31 p.m.:

One person was stabbed and the suspected stabber remains on the loose following a fight on Briarwood Avenue Friday night, according to police.

The man who was stabbed was taken to a local hospital, but is expected to be OK, police said.

Officers did take a juvenile into custody on the scene who may have been involved in the incident, police said.


Dayton police have responded to a possible stabbing on Briarwood Avenue this evening.

Initial reports indicated that multiple people were fighting and that at least one person was possibly stabbed.

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The incident was reported around 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Briarwood.

A caller to our news room said he saw a large response from police.

We’re working to learn more.

6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland neighborhood

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:27 PM

FROM THE SCENE: 6 children shot, 1 killed in Cleveland (courtesy of CBS affiliate WOIO).

Six children ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old were shot in a Cleveland neighborhood and one has died, according to CBS affiliate WOIO.

The shooting was reported Friday night in the 11000 Buckeye Road, WOIO reported.

According to WOIO, Cleveland police had blocked off East 116th Street and Buckeye Road following the shooting.

WOIO reported an unknown number of suspects dressed in black hooded sweatshirts remained on the loose Friday night.

The shooting was reported as a gunfight in the street.

Medical helicopter called to motorcycle crash

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 10:50 PM

A medical helicopter has been called to a motorcycle crash on Jasper Road this evening.

Emergency crews responded to the 2800 block of Jasper around 10:40 p.m.

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Initial reports indicated at least one person was injured.

We’re working to learn more.

Clouds increase tonight, cool temperatures return this weekend

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:41 AM
Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

A cooler day is expected Saturday, but warmer temperatures return next week in the Dayton area.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7


  • Increasing clouds late tonight
  • Isolated sprinkle early Saturday
  • Cooler and dry to finish the weekend

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast



Clouds will be on the increase overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and breezy night with temperatures dropping into the lower 40s.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

SATURDAY: Lots of clouds around for the morning and with a chance for a passing sprinkle or light shower, but most will likely remain dry. Temperatures will climb from the 40s to near 50 degrees by midday, then fall after the cold front moves through. It will become breezy at times, delivering a wind chill in the upper 30s to low 40s through most of the day. Some clearing is expected into Saturday night with temperatures turning colder. Overnight lows drop into the upper 20s by morning, but feel colder with a light breeze still around.

SUNDAY: High pressure returns to the Miami Valley, bringing sunshine and a few clouds. A seasonal afternoon expected with highs in the upper 40s. Still a very light breeze in place will result in wind chills around five to 10 degrees cooler at times.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and milder for Monday with highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and milder for Tuesday. Temperatures will climb to nearly 10 degrees above normal into the middle 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Morning sun gives way to clouds throughout the day. Another mild day with highs in the lower 50s. There’s a slight chance for showers into the evening or night.