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Teen killed in crash with RTA bus in Trotwood at peace now, Mom says at vigil

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 5:45 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 8:49 PM

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UPDATE @ 8:49 p.m. (March 12): A huge crowd, many carrying balloons, gathered at the accident site in Trotwood to remember Mya’nie Nabors.

“I have to be strong for her, because she’s at peace right now,” her mother, Endya Reed, told News Center 7’s Tavares Jones at the vigil for Mya’nie held Tuesday evening at Free Pike and state Route 49.

“I’m not really upset with anybody because teenagers make bad mistakes,” Reed said. 

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“I just want the new generation to, you know, don’t be so quick to jump in cars with people... You don’t have to jump in the car with people because you never know what that person is going to do.

“In a split second, my child’s life is gone.”

The funeral for Mya’nie is scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 18 at Potter’s House Dayton International Ministries, 2050 Germantown St. in Dayton

EARLIER REPORT (March 12)

The 15-year-old girl killed in the crash has been identified as Mya’nie Nabors, Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger said Tuesday morning.

Mya'nie Nabors (Courtesy: A friend's Facebook post

She was the second passenger killed in the car that slammed into the RTA bus Sunday afternoon, the Dayton Post Ohio State Highway Patrol said early Monday. 

The other passenger was Kyren Wright, 18, of Dayton, who was pronounced dead at Miami Valley Hospital, patrol Sgt. Dallas Root said. 

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The driver of the car has been identified as Christopher Baker, 18, of Dayton. Baker was listed in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital on Monday night, according to a nursing supervisor. 

Tuesday, a nurse at the hospital said they don’t have any information for anyone by that name. 

The crash remains under investigation. Law enforcement has not released how fast the car was traveling or why a police officer initiated the traffic stop, Root said. 

It’s not clear if the six people on the bus have been released from local hospitals, but none of their injuries was life threatening, Root said. 

We will continue to work on this story, and we’ll bring you the latest information when it becomes available. 

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Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said the accident occurred after a police officer attempted to get the driver of the car, a Pontiac, to stop. 

The driver, identified as Baker, fled and collided with the RTA bus moments later, officials said. 

It’s unclear how fast the driver was going or why the officer initiated the traffic stop.

RTA bus on side, car catches fire after crash in Trotwood

FIRST REPORT (March 10)

An injury accident where a car possibly caught fire was reported Sunday around 5:25 p.m. on Free Pike and state Route 49 in Trotwood. 

According to Montgomery County Regional dispatch, the crash involves an RTA bus and a black car. 

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Initial emergency dispatch reports that multiple medics have been dispatched to the scene. 

According to our crew on scene, the car caught fire and the RTA bus is on its side.

We are working to learn more and will update this page when information becomes available. 

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