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Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 5:26 PM
— Update@3:56 a.m. (Nov. 30):
Kennise Hicks and Andrew Clark remain in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital, officials said Thursday morning.
No other information was immediately available, but we will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it becomes available.
Two Central State University students are in critical condition two days after the crash on I-675 that killed their friend and fellow student, 20-year-old Trayvon Trammer.
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Kennise Hicks and Andrew Clark are listed in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.
Clark’s father Andrew Clark is in from out-of-state and is at his son’s bedside today. He said in a telephone interview with this news organization they hope to know more from the doctors soon on his son’s recovery.
Clark said he is also waiting to hear more from police about what happened Monday afternoon on I-675 North, just north of the U.S. 35 interchange in Beavercreek.
Beavercreek Police Capt. Chad Lindsey said today that Hicks was driving the yellow car and Trammer, Clark and Caleb Upton were passengers when their vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by 34-year-old John Tokarz.
Lindsey said witness reports and evidence at the scene indicate that both vehicles were traveling in the right lane, and that the yellow car was traveling with a spare tire on the vehicle.
Trammer was pronounced dead at the scene. CareFlight responded and transported at least one who was injured in the yellow car. The other two were also taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Tokarz was treated and released at Soin Medical Center.
Clark said he is hearing different versions of what happened, but he has one main question for police: Why is there still a question as to who was at-fault?
Lindsey said the investigation is ongoing.
“There have been no citations at this point due to the ongoing investigation into the circumstances, including the pre-crash actions and contributing circumstances of both vehicles,” Lindsey said.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:18 AM
MIAMI TWP. — A Miami Twp. police officer responding to a series of crashes on Interstate 75 was struck by a drunk driver Saturday evening.
The man who police said struck a Miami Twp. police officer has been identified as Adam Blackmore, 33, of Miamisburg. Blackmore was booked into Montgomery County Jail and faces OVI charges as well as traffic related offenses for the crash, according to Sgt. Matt Robinson of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Blackmore was no longer listed as an inmate Monday morning.
The officer, who has not been identified, was thrown 10 to 12 feet when he was struck by a white pickup truck. The officer sustained “soft tissue injuries” and “no broken bones,” said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The officer was responding to a series of crashes that occurred around 9 p.m.
Everyone involved in the crashes sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Simmons.
The first crash occurred when a semi and red impala collided, causing the impala to lose control, drive off the roadway and strike a light pole which knocked it into the roadway, Simmons said.
An SUV then braked to avoid hitting the light pole, causing a Mercedes to strike the back of the SUV, according to Simmons.
Simmons said Miami Twp. police then arrived on scene of the crashes and that’s when the officer was struck at the 44 mile marker.
The driver was traveling southbound and drove off the right side of the roadway, striking the officer.
“It kind of hits close to home to let you know that this profession is inherently dangerous. When you throw an impaired driver into the mix, that makes things that much worse,” Simmons said.
Following the crash, a police source at the hospital said the officer, who was not named, “is awake but very sore.”
The officer was likely to spend the night at Kettering Medical Center.
All lanes reopened on southbound I-75 at Ohio 725 just after 2 a.m.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 6:45 AM
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Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
TODAY: A dry morning with clouds increasing. Showers are expected this afternoon, which means your drive home will likely be a wet one and you’ll want to give yourself some extra time. Temperatures reach around 60 degrees, which is close to normal and it’ll be breezy with off and on showers/downpours through the day and night.
TUESDAY: Rain showers return through the morning. Mostly cloudy and breezy for the day as highs peak in the upper 50s. A stray shower or two linger into the late afternoon and evening.
WEDNESDAY: Any early showers end quickly, so expect dry time for the rest of the day. Broken clouds will allow for some sunshine and highs reach around 60 degrees again.
THURSDAY: A nice day with some sunshine and dry conditions. More sun returns in the afternoon with highs in the low 60s.
FRIDAY: A dry start to the day with plenty of sunshine. It’ll become breezy in the afternoon with highs in the middle 60s. A passing rain shower is possible in the evening as well.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:11 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:41 AM
UPDATE @ 4 a.m: One person is in police custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing on Webster Street in Vandalia.
The pursuit started when the suspect fled a traffic stop at Main Street and Maplelawn Drive in Dayton.
“Initial reports indicate he was going 100 plus”, said Sgt. Dallas Root of the Ohio Highway State Patrol.
The OSP trooper initially chose not to pursue the vehicle for safety reasons, however, during a routine patrol the suspect vehicle passed a trooper in the area of Needmore Road and Interstate 75.
A second traffic stop was attempted, and the suspect fled north on Interstate 75. The suspect then got off at Benchwood Road, got on southbound I-75, exited the highway at Wagner Ford Road, got back on northbound I-75, exited the highway at Benchwood Road a second time, then turned east toward Webster Street.
Troopers backed off due to speed and the curvy road.
The vehicle then crashed in the area of Webster Street and Wyse Road around 2:45 a.m.
The suspect, who was described as “extremely intoxicated,” attempted to flee police, but was quickly captured after a perimeter was set up.
He was being examined by medics on scene and was taken to Montgomery County Jail. The driver, who has not been identified, is being detained on charges of fleeing, eluding, OVI and other charges.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.