Victim, driver identified in I-675 deadly wrong-way crash in Beavercreek

A woman killed in a wrong-way accident on I-675 in Beavercreek Friday night has been identified.

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Paige Patrick, 23, of Vandalia, died after her car crashed into another vehicle that was driving the wrong way on I-675 north, according to Beavercreek police.

Initial comments from police indicated that the woman was not from the area.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, Ronald Myer, 53, of Centerville, reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Police and fire-rescue units were dispatched just after 9 p.m. to the crash with the victims trapped.

“There is a black Buick flying the wrong way down 675,” a male caller told 9-1-1 dispatchers. “They were just flying...They weren’t even trying to turn around.”

Both victims had to be extricated from the wreckage and were taken to Soin Medical Center, where the woman died, Beavercreek police Sgt. Nick Amato said.

Police shut down the northbound lanes of the highway for about three hours while they investigated the crash.

It’s not clear where Myer entered I-675.

The crash was the 12th wrong-way accident reported in Ohio this year, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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While most wrong-way crashes take place at night, Friday’s crash happened during daylight, despite it being 9 p.m.

In addition to the 12 wrong-way crashes this year, ODOT is aware of at least six wrong-way incidents that did not result in a crash.

We will continue working to get more details about this crash.

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