Two in critical condition after I-675 crash that killed Central State student

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 1:26 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

SKY7: Aerial footage of I-675 crash that closed highway

UPDATE @ 2:34 a.m. (Nov. 29): Two people are in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital after a crash on Interstate 675 Monday that killed one Central State University student.

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Kennise Hicks, 20, and Andrew Clark, whose age was not released, were occupants in the vehicle that was involved in a crash on I-675 north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek, which resulted in the death of 20-year-old Trayvon Trammer. 

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There was one other occupant in the vehicle, 18-year-old Caleb Upton, who was also transported to Miami Valley Hospital, but his condition is still unknown at this time. 

UPDATE @ 3:45 p.m. (Nov. 28 in): 

The Central State University student killed in a crash on Interstate 675 Monday has been identified as 20-year-old Trayvon Trammer, according to Beavercreek police. 

Trammer was a passenger in a car that was traveling north on I-675 north of U.S. 35 when it was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by 34-year-old John Tokarz, police said in an email Tuesday. 

Trammer was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants in that vehicle, Kennise Hicks, 20, Caleb Upton, 18, and Andrew Clark, whose age was not released, were all transported to Miami Valley Hospital, police said. Their conditions remain unknown. 

Tokarz was transported to Soin Medical Center for treatment. 

Previously, Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said in a Facebook post that the person killed, and the three additional occupants of the vehicle were either current or former students of the university.

Investigators said the speed of both vehicles and other factors that led to the crash remain under investigation. 

UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m. (Nov. 28): 

The victim killed in a crash on Interstate 675 in Beavercreek Monday was a Central State University student, according to a Facebook post by the university. 

Two other current students and one former student were also among the victims injured in the crash, Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said in the post. 

The conditions of those injured were not released by Beavercreek police. 

The identities of the victims involved in the crash have also not been released by investigators.

We’ll continue to update this page as new information becomes available. 

UPDATE@5:25 a.m. (Nov. 28):

The Montgomery County Coroner’s office has the body of the person killed in the crash, a spokesman said Tuesday morning. However, they aren’t releasing the victim’s identity because next of kin has not been notified. 

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.: (Nov. 27): 

All northbound lanes of I-675 have reopened as the fatal, multiple-vehicle crash near U.S. 35 has been cleared.

UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.

One person is confirmed dead and three others have been injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on I-675 North near U.S. 35 this afternoon, according to Beavercreek Police Capt. Chad Lindsey.

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A pickup truck rear-ended a yellow car, causing severe damage. The driver of that yellow car is the fatality.

I-675 is expected to re-open at approximately 5 p.m., according to Beavercreek Police.

Crash kills 1, closes I-675 for hours

UPDATE @ 2:35 p.m. 

The Greene County Coroner’s Office has been requested to the crash scene on northbound Interstate 675 north of U.S. 35, according to an investigator. 

At least one person is dead in the crash and multiple injuries have been reported. The conditions of the injured have not been released. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. 

All lanes of northbound I-675 remain shut down north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek following a serious crash Monday afternoon. 

Our crew on the scene reports at least two vehicles were involved, injuring at least three people. 

A medical helicopter responded to the highway but left the scene around 2:20 p.m. 

Authorities have also blocked the ramps from east and west U.S. 35 to north I-675, according to ODOT. 

The condition of the injured and how long the highway might be shut down were not available. 

We’ll continue to update this page as details become available. 


All lanes of northbound Interstate 675 are shut down north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek following a reported crash.

Fire crews on the scene have requested a medical helicopter to land on the highway to transport at least one person, according to initial reports. 

At least three people were injured in the crash which was reported around 1:15 p.m. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

A CareFlight medical helicopter landed on northbound Interstate 675 north of U.S. 35 in Beavercreek following a crash on Monday, Nov. 27. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)

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Fog this morning; showers, storms to return today

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 4:15 AM

The chance for more showers and storms continues today in the Dayton area.


  • Few evening showers and storms today
  • Chances for rain/storms continues into weekend
  • Little relief from the heat/humidity

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Today: Some areas could wake up to some fog this morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. The chance for showers and storms returns today, with the best chances later this afternoon and evening. While we’re not anticipating this rain to be as widespread as yesterday, most areas will stand a decent chance to see rain today. Some heavy downpours will be possible with these showers and storms. Highs today will be in the lower to mid 80s.

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Tonight: Any showers and storms that remain this evening should fade away past sunset. Some fog is possible again overnight with temperatures dropping into the mid-60s.

Thursday: The chance for a few showers and storms returns. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

Friday: The best chance for rain moves in. Showers and storms are expected with highs in the lower 80s.

Saturday: More showers and storms are likely at times, though it won’t be an all-day rain event. Highs to start the weekend will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. 

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Sunday: More dry time is expected, but there’s still a chance for showers and storms. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Woman, 87, killed in fatal wrong-way downtown Dayton crash

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 3:46 AM

A driver is reportedly trapped inside their vehicle following a crash in downtown Dayton on West Fifth Street Tuesday morning.

The victim killed in a wrong-way crash Tuesday morning in downtown Dayton was identified as 87-year-old Opal Clouse of Dayton by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

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Officers were dispatched to a report of a crash with one person trapped near the intersection of West Fifth Street and South Perry Street around 9 a.m. 

According to a crash report, a red Toyota Rav driven by Adrian F. Traylor, 67, was traveling westbound in the wrong direction on West Fifth Street.  At the intersection of W. Fifth Street and S. Perry Street, Mr. Traylor crashed into Mrs. Clouse’s silver Honda, sending her vehicle into a DP&L pole.  

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Ms. Clouse was transported to Miami Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead, the report states.

Mr. Traylor was not injured in the crash. 

Police said excessive speed doesn’t appear to be a factor, and it is not uncommon to see drivers travel the wrong way on Dayton’s one-way streets. 

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“With going the wrong way, there is no traffic device to tell you that you should be slowing down for a red light,” Lt. James Mullins said.  “I’m sure the person was driving normal speeds and had the collision.” 

The preliminary report does not show Mr. Traylor to be charged or cited in the crash, however, the crash remains under investigation. 

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Dayton police arrest man, 19, on suspicion of murder 

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:58 AM

Photo: Montgomery County Jail
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A 19-year-old man has been arrested by Dayton police on suspicion of murder, according to online jail records.

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Carlos Blanton Jr. is currently in Montgomery County Jail on charges including aggravated murder and obstructing justice. 

He was arrested at the City of Dayton Safety Building, 335 W. Third St., and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Dayton Municipal Court, jail records say.

It is not immediately known which crime Blanton’s arrest is connected to. 

We’re working to learn more and will update this page as new details become available. 

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Man hears ‘boom, boom, clack’ before tree falls on vehicle in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:55 PM

A large tree has fallen on top of a Jeep on La Belle Street in Dayton after a batch of heavy rain moved through the area Tuesday afternoon.

Two large trees were apparently struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon as a batch of heavy rain moved through the area.

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A large tree fell on a Jeep on La Belle Street in Dayton, and across town, a branch believed to weigh 2,000 pounds landed atop a vehicle in the 100 block of Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton.

A 2,000-pound branch fell from a tree during heavy rain Tuesday, June 19, 2018, on Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton.(JIM NOELKER / STAFF)

Sidney More was headed to the store this afternoon, driving on Five Oaks Avenue.

“I stopped at the stop sign and I heard a big boom, boom clack! And then I see a big light come down and then hit this tree.

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“There was like a little fire when it hit the tree and then the tree fell,” he said. “That’s when it hit the street. It fell  hard and fast.”

More said he backed up and went back home. “I did not go to the store. I did not want to take no chances.”

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Lightning is reportedly the reason the tree on La Bell Street toppled.

Crews were working to remove the tree from the road. 

No injuries were reported in either incident.

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