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Published: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 @ 11:19 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2015 @ 12:48 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. Aug. 6
A high-impact crash that sent seven people to local hospitals Wednesday night may be connected to an armed robbery.
Police were called around 11 p.m. to the crash at McCall Street and Adelite Avenue, and also nearly simultaneously to a report of a robbery at Christy’s Drive Thru, 2326 W. Third St., said Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera.
Two teams of detectives were called to the crash scene: one to investigate the robbery and a second to investigate the four-vehicle pileup.
“We are investigating an aspect that the vehicles may have been fleeing a robbery that occurred on West Third Street at a drive-through here about less than a quarter mile away,” Ponichtera said. “There is evidence on scene here to include weapons and other paraphernalia that will be collected.”
Police did not describe specific types of weapons found, nor what was taken from the local business. There were no injuries reported stemming from the robbery.
Ponichtera said the seven crash victims were riding in one of two vehicle in motion. The other two were parked on the street, the lieutenant said.
Based on the severity of damage to the cars, Ponichtera said the crash happened at high speeds. It is not known whether any of the injuries suffered are considered life-threatening. None of the names, ages or conditions of those involved in the crash were immediately released.
Anyone with information in either the crash or robbery are urged t call 333-COPS (2677).
UPDATE @ 11:29 p.m.: We’re hearing that the multivehicle accident may involve a robbery or burglary that occurred just before the pileup.
We’re also hearing that weapons have been found at the scene, both in the street and in vehicles.
FIRST REPORT, Aug. 5
Several medic units have been dispatched for a multivehicle accident at McCall Street and Adelite Avenue.
Crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. on a report of an injury accident.
As many as five medics have been called to the scene. Traffic on streets in the area is being detoured.