Man killed after fiery crash into tree in Beavercreek Twp. ID’d

Speed believed to be a factor, OSHP says.

Speed is believed to be a factor in a fiery crash Labor Day morning that killed a Wilmington man in Beavercreek Twp.

James H. Eyler III, 43, was headed driving a 2013 Ford Edge around 4:50 a.m. south on Beaver Valley Road just past Kemp Road. While approaching an S-bend near Siebenthaler’s Beavercreek Garden Center, the SUV went airborne off the road. The SUV hit a tree head-on and caught fire, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Eyler was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and there were no other occupants in the SUV.

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Eyler was believed to be traveling at high speed, according to OSHP.

The crash closed Beaver Valley Road, which reopened around 8:30 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the patrol’s Xenia Post.

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