Services set for young couple killed in Butler Twp. crash

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 10:51 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 7:27 AM

UPDATE @ 7:27 a.m. (Dec. 6): 

Funeral and visitation services are set for Kaitlin Bradley and Kyle Gross, the young couple killed in a crash over the weekend. 

Visitation for Kyle Gross will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood. His funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at funeral home with Pastor Todd Hoskins officiating. Interment will follow the service at Polk Grove Cemetery in Butler Twp.

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Kyle Gross was a four-year letterman in wrestling in high school at Northmont High School where he graduated, reads his obituary.

Kyle Gross was also a graduate of the Miami Valley CTC - Machine Trades program. He was employed at Beau Townsend Nissan and had attended Sinclair Community College in the Business Administration program, according to the obituary.

Visitation for Kaitlin Bradley will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Kindred Funeral Home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Arlington Cemetery in Brookville.

Kaitlin Bradley was a former student at Northmont High School. She graduated from Tri County North High School in 2016 and the Miami Valley CTC -Animal Care Management, according to her obituary.

Kaitlin was working at Perfect Paws Grooming in Lewisburg. She enjoyed cheerleading, playing sports, being with her friends and caring for animals, the obituary reads.

UPDATE @ 5:25 p.m. (Dec. 5): Excessive speed may have been involved in the weekend Butler Twp. crash on Meeker Road that left a 19- and 20-year-old dead, township Police Chief John Porter said. 

In a prepared statement released moments ago, the initial investigation shows that a 2009 red Nissan sedan was headed south on Meeker when the driver apparently lost control and struck a tree. 

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Both occupants, 19-year-old Kaitlin Bradley of Lewisburg and 20-year-old Kyle Gross of Clayton, were ejected and died at the scene, just north of the I-70 overpass. 

No one witnessed the crash but a passer-by happened upon the crash scene, went to a friend's residence nearby, and dialed 9-1-1. 

Crews dispatched about 1:20 a.m. Sunday arrived to find the severely damaged sedan and the victims. 

The investigation is continuing, Chief Porter said in the statement.

INITIAL REPORT (Dec. 5)

Two people were killed in a weekend crash on Meeker Road in Butler Twp., according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

Kyle Gross, 20, of Clayton and Kaitlin Bradley, 19, of Lewisburg, both died in the crash on Meeker Road north of Interstate 70 in Butler Twp. early Sunday morning. 

Gross and Bradley died from blunt force trauma from an accident, according to records from the coroner’s office. 

Additional details about the crash were not available. Butler Twp. police have not responded to requests for information about the crash. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

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Vacant house fire in Harrison Twp. considered suspicious, officials say

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:15 AM

Fire on Lodell Avenue

UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: A vacant house fire that occurred on Lodell Avenue early Tuesday morning is considered suspicious, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Brookville firefighters rescue trapped dog in Perry Twp. culvert

The structure, located in the 2100 block, was fully involved when crews arrived on scene just after 1 a.m.

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No other nearby homes were affected as a result of the fire.

No injuries were reported as crews extinguished the flames.

Damage estimates were not immediately available as the fire remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are responding to the 2100 block of Lodell Avenue on a reported fully involved structure fire that occurred early Tuesday morning.

Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m. at a structure that is reportedly vacant. 

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details. 

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Dog missing since Sunday rescued from Perry Twp. culvert

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:10 AM

Dog rescued from storm drain

UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.

Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking.

Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp.

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“We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were able to crawl into the storm drain, and the dog was thankfully pretty friendly and we were able to get her put on top of that stretcher and use the rope system to pull her out.”

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The 17-year-old dog was stuck and had potentially been there for about a day, Hart said.

The dog’s family took her home following the rescue.

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.

A dog was pulled from a 48-inch culvert.

The dog was described as about 17 years old and deaf and had been missing since Sunday.

The dog’s owners took their pet home.

FIRST REPORT

A rescue operation is underway after a dog was found trapped in a 48-inch culvert.

Crews are on scene near the intersection of Keener and Air Hill roads, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The dog, described as possibly a yellow Labrador retriever, is reportedly 45 feet down.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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Woman reportedly attempts to steal occupied vehicle, crashes at Dayton gas station

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:04 AM

Woman crashes at Dayton gas station

A woman reportedly attempted to steal an occupied vehicle, and as a result, crashed into two other vehicles at a Dayton gas station Tuesday morning.

Officials responded to Sunoco gas station, located at 1502 Wayne Ave., on reports of a crash around 12:45 a.m., per initial reports.

Dayton police say the woman reportedly jumped inside the driver seat of a parked vehicle that was occupied with one passenger. Due to the passenger not knowing the woman, an argument reportedly ensued and she attempted to pull off in the vehicle.  She then reportedly hit two other vehicles in the parking lot before fleeing on foot. 

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The woman was reportedly tackled to the ground by people nearby at the gas station until police arrived. 

She was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, officials say. 

No word on if she will be taken to jail or cited for the incident. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:05 AM

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

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Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • In the 1500 block of Wayne Avenue in Dayton, crash reported around 12:45 a.m. 

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Valley Street between Stanley Avenue and Brandt Street will be closed for reconstruction through late October. This is the first phase of a project to reconstruct Valley Street from Stanley Avenue to Rita Street.
  • 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-70 east Ramp to SR 235 north, RAMP CLOSURE July 16 - September 28. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north to I-70 west to SR 235 north. 
  • 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
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 235 north at the I-70 interchange, ROAD CLOSURE July 16 - September 28. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north to I-70 west to SR 235 north. 
  • SR 4 south between I-70 and Lower Valley Pike, Lane closure July 9 - 27. Two southbound lanes will remain open. 

GREENE COUNTY

  • 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. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Tipp City) and Eldean Road, Lane closures June 18 - Aug. 31. One lane will remain open at all times. These closures will not be in effect Friday mornings - Sunday afternoons. 
  • 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 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - Aug. 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 571 between Palestine Union City Road and Fisher Dangler Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE July 23 - Aug. 14. The official detour is: SR 49 to SR 47 to Indiana SR 28 to Indiana SR 32 to SR 571.
  • Arcanum Bears-Mill Road between Folkerth Road and Erisman Road, ROAD CLOSURE June 4 - Aug. 3. The official detour is: SR 49 to US 36/US 127 to US 36
  • SR 49 between Rossburg Lightsville Road and SR 47, Daily lane closures June 18 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • Sweitzer Street/ West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - May 31, 2019. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway.
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - Aug. 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 48 between Russia Versailles Road and SR 66, Daily lane closures July 3 - 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
  • 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.  

CLARK COUNTY

  • 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 - Aug. 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. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • SR 560 between SR 29 and US 36, Daily lane closures June 25 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction using flaggers.
  • US 36 between Zimmerman Road and Kite Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE June 11 - Aug. 10. The official detour is: SR 235 to SR 29 to SR 560.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 540 between US 33 and CR 25S, Daily lane closures June 18 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 
  • SR 235 between T-192 and T-47, Lane closures June 4 - July 31 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction using flaggers.
  • SR 117 between SR 274 and T-37, Lane closures June 4 - July 31 between 7 a.m and 4 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction using flaggers. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 196 between SR 67 and Auglaize County Line Road, Daily lane closures June 19 - July 30 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction using flaggers. 
  • 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. 

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