Man ID’d in deadly SUV crash in Kettering, the area’s 3rd fatal crash in 3 days

A man is dead following a crash in which an SUV went off the road and hit a tree in Kettering on Friday evening, which was at least the third fatal crash in as many days in Montgomery County.

Roger Reynolds, 55, of Kettering, was pronounced dead at Kettering Health Main Campus that night, according Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

Around 7:11 p.m., a 2006 Saturn Vue was traveling south on Wilmington Pike when it went off the right side of the road near Ansel Drive, according to a crash report filed by the Kettering Police Department. The SUV went through a parking lot and then hit a tree.

Reynolds was trapped in the SUV and had to be removed using Kettering Fire Department rescue tools, according to the report.

Medics from the fire department transported him to Kettering Health Main Campus where he died from injuries.

No other passengers were in the SUV.

Witness statements and footage from city cameras indicated the SUV was going at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. The speedometer was stuck at 94 mph, according to the crash report.

The crash marked the third day in a row a fatal crash was reported in Montgomery County.

On Wednesday a motorcycle crashed into a guardrail on the state Route 4 ramp to Interstate 75 South in Dayton.

The Dayton Fire Department transported the motorcyclist to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The coroner identified him as 59-year-old Jon Brown of West Carrollton.

The next day, a 34-year-old Dayton man died in a rollover crash on I-75 South near the state Route 741 exit in Moraine.

Allenton Gilbert was driving a 1998 Buick LeSabre in left lane of the highway when the car went into the next lane and hit the front tire of a semi truck, according to a Moraine Police Department crash report.

The car then swerved to the left and hit a median, causing it to roll onto its top and cross the southbound lanes of I-75. The car came to a stop in the gore — the land between the highway and exit ramp.

Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Harshbarger.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has recorded at least 15 deadly crashes in Montgomery County this year.

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