Trotwood man, 39, killed in Dayton pedestrian crash; 1 vehicle involved fled scene

Dayton Police on scene of a fatal pedestrian strike

DAYTON — A Trotwood man killed in a pedestrian crash in Dayton Thursday night was hit by two vehicles, including one that fled the scene, according to a Dayton police crash report.

Joseph Garrett, 39, was identified by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger as the victim killed in the crash on Free Pike near North Gettysburg and Salem avenues Thursday just before 11 p.m. The cause and manner of his death remains under investigation by the coroner’s office.

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Garrett was hit first by a car driven by a 36-year-old man, that stopped after the collision, before he was hit by a second vehicle that fled the scene, police said in the crash report.

It was not known if police had a suspect vehicle description, or if they had identified the vehicle or driver of the second unit involved. A request to a Dayton police spokesperson seeking additional information has not been returned.

It is unknown if any charges or citations are pending in the investigation.

Additional details about factors and circumstances in the crash were not immediately released by investigators.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.