4 dead, 2 injured after car driving away from crash is involved in 2nd crash

DAYTON — Four people are dead after two separate crashes near Dayton International Airport on Monday.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were called to a crash around 2:10 p.m. on I-70 in Butler Township.

An initial investigation found that a Volvo driven by Clayton Hughes, 26, and a Nissan Frontier driven by James Skipper, 60, were traveling east on I-70.

Hughes rear-ended Skipper and failed to stop and continued to drive away from the scene of the crash, according to a media release.

Skipper followed Hughes, continuing to give information to dispatchers.

Hughes exited I-70 onto Airport Access Road and continued onto Terminal Road.

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Hughes hit a Chrysler Pacifica driven by Larry Edwards, 77, who was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection.

Edwards and three people in his car —Stephen Cassel, 72, Richard Coatney, 77, and Richard Turnbull, 66 — died on the scene from their injuries.

Edwards’ fourth passenger was taken to Kettering Health Dayton with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Hughes was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Skipper was not injured as a result of the initial crash.

Troopers said impairment is suspected to be a factor in both crashes.

It is not clear if anyone is facing charges in the crash.

We will continue to follow this story.

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