2 killed, several injured in 4 Montgomery County crashes Tuesday


14-year-old girl, 39-year-old woman killed in separate crashes

At least two people died and 11 more were injured in four crashes Tuesday in Montgomery County.

The crashes took place in Dayton, Harrison Twp. and Trotwood, occurred throughout the day and remain under investigation.

Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck said, overall, there‘s been an increase in reckless driving over the last couple of years and law enforcement will continue to work to slow down traffic.

“There are a lot of people out there nowadays that are driving at a tremendous rate of speed,” the sheriff said.

He said more people will be out and about as the weather warms up, and motorists need to be mindful of others. He said driving dangerously doesn’t just put the offending motorist in danger, but also innocent people trying to go about their day.

The first fatal crash Tuesday took place around 8:30 a.m. Trotwood police and medics responded to a two-vehicle crash on Shiloh Springs Road near Twin Wood Drive. Initial reports indicated it was a head-on crash with at least one person trapped.

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A 911 caller reported one vehicle swerved across the center lane and crashed into the second vehicle, according to dispatch records. One man was able to get out of one of the vehicles, but another man’s legs were trapped and a woman was unresponsive, the caller said.

Donna Smith, 39, of Fairborn, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Medics transported two people to the hospital with injuries.

A second fatal crash was reported around 7:40 p.m. near the intersection of North Main Street and Julia Avenue in Harrison Twp.

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When Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found a car had crashed into an RTA pole and a parked vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

A 14-year-old girl was ejected from the car and suffered fatal injuries, according to a crash report. Her identity was not released Wednesday. The driver, a 17-year-old girl, and a 20-year-old male passenger were taken to Miami Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

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At least seven people were hurt in two additional crashes Tuesday evening in Dayton.

The first crash was reported around 5:32 p.m. at North Gettysburg Avenue and West Hillcrest Avenue.

A 911 caller said the crash involved a car and SUV and that the driver of the SUV was unconscious, according to dispatch records.

At least four people were reportedly injured, including two children. Their conditions are not available at this time.

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About an hour later, around 6:24 p.m., a two-vehicle crash was reported on U.S. 35 east near James H. McGee Boulevard.

At least one person was trapped in one of the vehicles and three people were taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries. Their conditions are not known at this time.