“That’s way, way too many fatalities and too many lives lost and too many families that now have broken homes,” Freeman said.
He said one of the toughest jobs in law enforcement is informing next-of-kin of a fatal crash.
“Each one of us, one of our primary jobs is to notify a family when one of their loved ones is killed. And I can speak for myself, I got a career of almost 23 years. By far doing a death notification is one of the hardest jobs I have.”
Dayton Police Sgt. Gordon Cairns said people are driving too fast.
“We’ve seen the speeds just increase drastically this last year,” he said. “So with the drastic speed increase along with the busy roadways, in general, we get an increase of these crashes and we are just seeing the speeds are just going higher and higher.”
The law enforcement officers said it’s not uncommon now to cite drivers who are traveling 80, 90 and 100 miles per hour.