Coroner ID’s man killed after truck crashes into Clay Twp. business, catches fire

CLAY TOWNSHIP — The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed early Tuesday morning after his truck crashed into a Clay Twp. business and caught fire.

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23-year-old Jordan James Buckley of Eldorado was driving a white Ford F-350 west on US 40 when he ran off of the right side of the road and crashed into the side of Howell’s Body and Frame Service around 1:45 a.m., according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The truck and building then became engulfed in flames, state troopers said. Buckley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heavy flames were seen coming out of the structure as crews worked to control the fire and multiple fire departments assisted.

U.S. 40 and Arlington Road was closed throughout the morning while crews investigated the accident.

Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, but additional potential factors are still under investigation. It is unknown if the Buckley was wearing a seatbelt.

Additional details were not released. We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.