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Driver critical in fatal Moraine rollover crash

Published: Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 4:33 PM
Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 4:23 PM

UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (May 23)

The driver in a fatal, single-vehicle crash has been identified as Charles A. Hayes, 29, of Mason, according to the crash report.

Hayes was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is currently in critical condition.

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Drugs were suspected in the crash, and test results are being sought, according to the report.

UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (May 21)

One man was killed and the driver critically injured Saturday afternoon in a rollover crash in Moraine.

Garnet Ray Piast, 34, of Hamilton was identified late Saturday as the fatality by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Piast was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported around 3:10 p.m. in the 3000 block of Dryden Road.

Piast was a passenger in a red Geo Tracker headed south on Dryden Road at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control when passing Kreitzer Road and struck a utility pole, which caused the car to overturn, according to Moraine police Sgt. Chris Selby.

The driver, whose name, age, hometown and condition were not released, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with life-threatening injuries, Selby said. The crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m. (May 21)

A man who was ejected in a crash this afternoon was killed, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed.

The man’s name and age were not being released pending notification of his family. We are working to learn more information about the crash from Moraine police.

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m. (May 21)

Dryden Road is back open after Dayton Power & Light crews were able to fix power lines that came down during a crash this afternoon.

We are working to learn more about the crash and condition of the victim.


Dryden Road is shut down in the 3000 block after a crash caused power lines to come down.

Careflight was called to this reported rollover crash with a person ejected.

Crews responded at 3:08 p.m.

Dryden Road remained closed to accommodate repairs to the utility lines.

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