911 call: Mother, son killed when car crashes into home

Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 11:14 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

Police in Dayton have released a portion of the 911 call that was made after a car crashed into a house on Lilac Street late Wednesday night.

UPDATE @ 11:28 a.m. (Nov. 30):

The 911 call made after a car crashed into a home killing a mother and son on Lilac Avenue has been released.

“The car went inside the house,” the caller said.  “We need an ambulance right now.”

The caller told 911 operators a child came to her house to report the crash and she can be heard trying to calm down the child in the call.

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“Baby calm down, just calm down,” the woman told the child while talking to dispatchers.

Car smashes into house in Dayton; At least 1 victim found inside structure


A 39-year-old mother and her 7-year-old son were killed after a car slammed into their Dayton home late Wednesday night. 

The incident started with an officer patrolling the neighborhood spotted a car that immediately fled from him before he was able to conduct a traffic stop, Dayton Police Lt. Steven Bauer said. The driver appeared to have panicked when he saw the officer, sped off, and crashed into the house in the 800 block of Lilac Avenue around 11 p.m., Bauer said. 

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The mother, later identified as Maria Davis, 39, and her son Jerome Davis, 7 were in the living room of the home with a third, unidentified person when the crash occurred.

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Maria was pronounced dead at the scene while Jerome was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The third person was not injured. 

Police arrested Kesean W. Parks, 24, at the scene and booked him on preliminary charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drugs, according to online jail records. 

Investigators said they are trying to determine the involvement of Parks, adding that it’s unclear if anyone else was in the car. Police confirmed at the scene they located a handgun and drugs inside the car after the crash.

Kesean Parks (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)


We will continue to update this page as new details become available in this developing story. 

A car smashed into this single-story home on Lilac Avenue in Dayton on Wednesday night, Nov. 29, 2017. (Jim Noelker/Staff)
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Warm afternoon and stray shower to start weekend

Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3:37 AM

Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


  • Cool and quiet morning
  • Warm afternoon with stray shower
  • Cooler weekend, but dry

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Today: It will be a quiet and cool morning in the 40s, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. There will be some sunshine early with clouds increasing for the afternoon. Highs will reach the mid-60s again with a stray shower or two possible this afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy at night with some drizzle to the north.

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Saturday: It will be mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles to the north. The afternoon will be cooler by about 10 degrees as highs climb to the mid-50s. Clouds will break for some sun late day.

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Sunday: It will be a great end to the weekend, although the morning will start with some areas of frost. We’ll see sunshine for the afternoon with highs in the upper 50s to around 60.

Monday: Spotty frost will be possible in the morning. Highs will reach around 70. It will be warmer than normal.

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Tuesday: Highs will reach the mid-70s, which is about 10 degrees above normal. It will stay quiet and dry.

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Boy Scouts canvassing neighborhoods for canned goods this weekend

Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 4:01 AM

Boy Scouts of America will be canvassing neighborhoods through Saturday for canned goods.

Collected food with by donated to The Foodbank and local food pantries, according to a release. Those interested in donating can also do so at The Foodbank.

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The Boy Scouts are hoping to collect more than 100,000 pounds of food to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Miami Valley Council.

Nearly 124,000 people struggle with hunger in the Miami Valley, according to the Foodbank.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:04 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure April 2 - 27. One southbound lane will remain open. 
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.


  • There will be various lane closures on U.S. 35 between the Greene/Montgomery county line and Grange Hall Road through May 1 for bridge work. Lane closures will take place nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.
  • Red Stewart Airfield (Waynesville Airport) and State Route 725, lane closures April 23 - 27 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 
  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 


  • State Route 320 at Cedar Springs Road, ROAD CLOSURE for a mudslide until further notice.



  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 


  • SR 49 between Hollansburg-Sampson Road and Arcanum Bears Mill Road, Lane closure April 16 - May 16. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of portable signal.


  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 707 between Taylor Road and Lewis Street, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is US 127 north to SR 117 east 


  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • SR 66 between Basinburg Road and Mason Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 9 - May 11. The official detour is: SR 66 to SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705 to SR 66


  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 


  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.


  • US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 310, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 296 to SR 29 to SR 235 to SR 47 to US 68. 
  • SR 235 between Township Road 93 and Township Road 250, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 4. The official detour is SR 366 to US 33 to SR 385 to SR 117/SR 235.
  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 


  • SR 197 between Township Road 117A and Ridge Street, Lane closure April 2 - May 3. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
  • SR 116 between Hesse Road and Baker-Wright Road, Lane closure April 2 - 30. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of temporary signal.
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • US 33 between SR 65 and Center Street, Lane closure April 16 - May 9. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of temporary signal.

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WPAFB forecast: Sunshine to take over after early morning chill

Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:37 AM

Temperatures will fall back into the mid-40s by Friday morning and give way to lots of sunshine to start the day.

Clouds will arrive in the afternoon, along with the chance of passing showers in the evening and then again later Friday night.

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Temperatures will reach into the mid-60s moving into Saturday, when a bit of clouds and another chance of a  passing shower or sprinkle will be evident.

Expect breezy and noticeably cooler weather for Saturday. Highs will top out in the low 50s.

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