Woman hit, killed by SUV in Dayton ID’d

Driver suffers serious injuries after striking pedestrian, metal utility pole.

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday morning on Wayne Avenue in Dayton.

She was identified as 44-year-old Jennifer Johnson of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

The crash was reported around 8:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of Wayne Avenue.

The driver of a 2004 GMC Envoy was headed north on Wayne Avenue in the left lane approaching Clover Street when he attempted to change to the right lane, according to a Dayton Police Department crash report.

The driver, 23-year-old Jerry Robert Logsdon of Dayton, apparently lost control and struck the right curb, then drove up on the sidewalk and struck the pedestrian, later identified as Johnson, before striking a metal utility pole, the report stated.

Johnson was reportedly standing at the bus stop when she was struck.

Logsdon was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

Wayne Avenue was closed between Keowee and Wyoming streets while police were on scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.

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