15-year-old dead after hit-and-run at local park; police still pursuing lingering questions

DAYTON — Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a deadly hit-and-run crash from the summer.

On June 17, Adrian Williams, 15, was hit by a car while at a birthday party at McIntosh Park, which is near the corner of West Riverview Avenue and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. He later died from his injuries.

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On Thursday, Dayton Police Sgt. Gordon Cairns said Williams was hit as he and others were leaving the park after some shots were fired. Police said they believe the car was either an orange or red Dodge Charger or Challenger.

“We’re just asking for anyone’s help that was maybe at the party, at the park that night that saw something. Maybe you were there earlier in the afternoon, earlier in the evening and you just took some video or pictures in the park. We’ll take any information we can get,” Cairns said.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Dayton Police Department at (937) 333-1104 and ask for Detective Miniard.

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News Center 7 spoke to Williams’ family in June. His mother, Christine Williams, remembered him as a child with an infectious personality.

“He loves to smile. He loves to be around people. Active in church, active in his community with his organizations. He was a good kid,” she said.

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