Motorcyclist killed in Trotwood hit-and-run crash ID’d

A 22-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in Trotwood.

The crash victim was identified Monday as Luis Elizalde by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

Trotwood crews responded around 10:25 p.m. to the crash in the 4000 block of Salem Avenue, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

A 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 motorcycle was going south on Salem Avenue when a 2010 Chevrolet Impala turned left from a Marathon gas station and crossed into the far right lane, according to a crash report fled by the Trotwood Police Department.

The Impala hit the motorcycle, forcing it off the road. The motorcycle then hit a pole and the driver, later identified as Elizalde, was thrown.

Elizalde, of Dayton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Impala continued onto Salem Avenue without stopping, according to the crash report.

The crash remains under investigation by the Trotwood Police Department.

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