Dayton man, 72, ID’d as victim of fatal Ohio 741 pedestrian crash

Pedestrian killed at bus stop on 741 in Miami Twp.

UPDATE @ 1:35 p.m.: 

A 72-year-old Dayton man has been identified as the victim who died after being hit by a car on Ohio 741 in Miami Twp. Saturday.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said Edward Lee Owens died after being struck by a vehicle about 6:15 p.m.

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The crash is being ruled an accident, according to preliminary findings from the coroner’s office.

UPDATE @ 10:59 a.m.:

The woman arrested in the fatal pedestrian crash this weekend on Ohio 741 in Miami Twp. is no longer in custody.

Montgomery County Jail website records indicate Sandra Lynn Rowe, 59, has been released. She was booked into the jail on suspicion of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Rowe was formally charged in the accident, which occurred about 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released, authorities said.

UPDATE @ 9:51 a.m. (Dec. 9):

Sandra Lynn Rowe, 59, was arrested Saturday night on Ohio 741 and Alex Bell Road and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to the jail website.

Rowe’s charge status stated she had not been formally charged, according to the website.

A man waiting at a bus stop on Ohio 741 was struck and killed Saturday night. His identify has not been released.

UPDATE @ 10:00 p.m.:

A pickup truck was heading north on Ohio 741 when the driver went off the road, struck and killed a man in his 70s waiting at the bus stop, according to Sgt. Richard Nixon, Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The driver was taken to the Miamisburg Police Department.

The victim’s name has not yet been released pending notification of family.

Nixon said accidents on this road is common because it’s busy, especially around the holidays.

“It’s that time of year where everybody’s trying to get last-minute things done for Christmas and the holidays. You’re going to see a lot of it, especially around the bus stops here around these busy streets,” he said. “With today’s technology and the lack of attention by drivers, driver inattention in general, you’re going to see this all the time.”

Nixon asks anyone who saw anything to come forward.

The road at North Springboro Pike and West Alex Bell Road has reopened.


A pedestrian is dead after being struck on Ohio 741 near West Alex Bell Road.

The incident was reported around 6:15 p.m., according to the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The road is currently closed at North Springboro Pike and West Alex Bell Road.

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