Red-light camera captures deadly crash involving car, RTA bus

TROTWOOD — Newly obtained red light camera footage from the intersection of Ohio 49 and Free Pike shows the deadly crash between a car and an RTA bus.

Following the collision, Trotwood police and a few other people run to the burning car and the RTA bus to try and help the people inside.

A pair of teens — Mya’nie Nabors, 15, of Trotwood, and Kyren Wright, 18, of Dayton — were passengers in the speeding car that hit the bus. Both were killed.

“This is saddening and heartbreaking,” Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson said.

The car’s driver, Christopher Baker, 18, of Dayton, survived the crash, but hospital officials have not been able to release an updated condition.

Six people, including the driver, on the bus were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Wilson said there was no police pursuit in Sunday’s fatal wreck.

“At no time was a Trotwood police officer chasing this vehicle or any other police department chasing this vehicle.” Wilson said.

A Trotwood officer was on routine patrol sitting at an intersection near the Storage of America and Lowe’s locations on Shiloh Springs Road at around 5:20 p.m. when she noticed a vehicle with heavily tinted windows and an expired vehicle registration, Wilson said.

The officer turned onto Shiloh Springs and began following the vehicle without her overhead lights activated, Wilson said. The car made an illegal right turn onto Ohio 49 south at Shiloh Springs.

As the car traveled south on Ohio 49, the Trotwood officer activated her overhead lights as she approached the Turner Road and Ohio 49 intersection for a couple seconds, before deciding not to pursue the vehicle, Wilson said.

The Trotwood officer was decelerating as the car approached the Free Pike and Ohio 49 interchange, which is where the car collided with an RTA bus.

Cruiser camera video, which shows 60 seconds of footage prior to an officer activating their overhead lights, showed the crash happen and the Trotwood officer exiting her cruiser to run to the aid of the crash victims.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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