1 dead in 2-vehicle crash; Washington Twp. intersection reopens after hourslong closure

One person has died in a two-vehicle crash that shut down a major Washington Twp. intersection to traffic for hours Wednesday.

Deputies from the Washington Twp. substation of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of Ohio 725 at Yankee Road at 10:52 a.m. regarding the fatal crash, the sheriff’s office said.

A preliminary investigation indicates a 2018 Honda Accord attempted to make a left turn to travel south on Yankee Road from westbound Ohio 725. The vehicle pulled in front of a 2021 Ford F-550 tow truck, which was headed east on Ohio 725.

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The front-seat passenger of the Honda was pronounced deceased on scene by Washington Twp. Fire Department. The vehicle’s driver was taken by Washington Twp. medics to Kettering Health Main Campus. The driver of the tow truck was uninjured in the crash.

The road reopened around 3 p.m. after being closed for hours, township officials said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Traffic Services Unit of the sheriff’s office.

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