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Dayton woman identified in fatal pedestrian strike

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 5:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

SCENE: Pedestrian strike reported in Dayton

UPDATE @ 11:32 a.m. 

The woman killed in this crash has been identified as Francis S. Evans, 59, of Dayton, said Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Preliminary cause and manner is blunt force injury to chest and abdomen, and her death has been ruled an accident.

UPDATE @ 6:30 a.m: One woman dead in a pedestrian strike that occurred Tuesday morning in Dayton, according to Dayton police.

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Officials located the driver and the vehicle, and the driver is in custody.

The crash happened on Free Pike at N. Gettsyburg Avenue around 5:40 a.m.

Witnesses say the woman was not only hit, but possibly dragged a distance at the intersection they describe as “dangerous”.

We will continue to update this story with more. 

UPDATE @ 6:07 a.m: The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office have been requested to the scene of the pedestrian strike on Free Pike at N. Gettsyburg Avenue in Dayton that occurred Tuesday morning. 

We’re still working to learn more details. 

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are responding to a reported pedestrian strike on Free Pike at N. Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton.

The incident was reported around 5:40 a.m., per initial reports.

A few streets are blocked off as a result of the strike: W. Siebenthaler Avenue to N. Gettsyburg Ave, N. Gettysburg Avenue to Wentworth Ave and Salem Ave to Wentworth Ave.

We have a crew on scene and will update this story with more details. 

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Live updates from the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show: Flying acts take to the air

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

Airshow National Anthem

UPDATE @2:40 p.m.

Tora Tora Tora, the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, is now taking place.

Watch live here.

UPDATE @2:08 p.m.

The B-22 Raptor Demonstration is now taking place at the Dayton Vectren Air Show.

Next up: U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and, finally, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

UPDATE @1:15 p.m.

B-17 Movie Memphis Belle: The movie Memphis Belle commemorates the real B-17 Memphis Belle Flying Fortress during World War II heavy bomber. 

UPDATE @1:12 p.m.

Vicky Benzing is known for her record as “Fastest Woman Racer” in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada.  

Today at the Vectren Dayton Air Show she was able to complete all of her stunts, though she said Saturday she couldn’t perform her opening stunt because of lower clouds.  

Today the air show is running a high show. On Saturday, only a few of the earlier acts couldn’t perform at a high level because of lower clouds.  Benzing learned to fly at a young age and has been flying for over 30 years. The Californian also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

UPDATE @12:45 p.m.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights have completed their act. Vicky Benzing will take to the air next. 

 

UPDATE @12:19 p.m.

The flag taken up by the Redline Circle of Cincinnati has dropped, and the Vectren Dayton Air Show is starting up. 

Lead pilot of Redline Ken Rieder knew he was going to be a pilot almost his entire life.

He went to his first air show in Waynesville when he was 5 years old.

PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show

“My dad was driving up to Columbus for something. We saw it as we were driving by and I was excited, so he pulled in.”

At a young age, Rieder started building model planes, joined the Civil Air Patrol at 12 years old and eventually got his pilot’s license at age 21.

“From there on it was everything I could do to get flying,” Rieder said.

The Dayton Air Show is particular important to Rieder as the first large air show he had ever attended. He said he never imagined he’d be flying in the Dayton Air Show when he was younger.

Now he’s not only flying in the show, but he built the planes he and partner Ron Thocker are flying today. The team will be back later in the show. 

UPDATE @11:50 a.m.

Flying acts will begin soon. 

Watch live coverage of the acts here.

 

FIRST REPORT

Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.

>> Saturday highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

 

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Multi-vehicle crash reported in Huber Heights

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:27 PM

Crews responded to a multiple vehicle accident in Huber Heights Sunday.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

Dispatchers confirmed the crash occurred at Brandt Pike and Kitridge Road around 11:50 a.m.

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

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Crash on U.S. 35 WB causes back-up in Greene Co.

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:04 PM

A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 westbound of Shakertown Road caused a back-up in Beavercreek Sunday.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

Emergency crews responded to the crash that reportedly involved two vehicles on opposite sides of the highway around 12:40 p.m., according to scanner traffic.  

Moderate damage was reported, according to scanner traffic.

It’s not known if there were any injuries.

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

Harrison Twp. family searching for missing guest book

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

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Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

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