Speed likely a factor in Dayton crash that sent 1 to hospital with injuries

Dayton police responded to a single-vehicle crash at North Gettysburg Avenue and Glenbrook Drive on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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Dayton police responded to a single-vehicle crash at North Gettysburg Avenue and Glenbrook Drive on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a vehicle crashed and went into the woods near North Gettysburg Avenue and Glenbrook Drive in Dayton Wednesday.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

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“At this point it appears that speed was a contributing factor in this crash,” said Dayton police Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman. “All I can say to the traveling public is slow down...There are a lot of people traveling on the roads and we do not need this situation to happen that could cause a person to be severely injured.”

The crash was reported shortly before 10 a.m. and closed North Gettysburg Avenue between Free Pike and Wentworth Avenue.

Once police and fire crews arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle in the woods with an injured male inside. The Dayton Fire Department provided aid to the man and took him to the hospital.

Coleman noted that Gettysburg Avenue is high travel area where people tend to speed.

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“But with the efforts of the police officers and traffic enforcement we do out here we’re trying to curtail that type of activity,” he said.

Dayton police’s traffic services unit is investigating the crash.

We are working to learn more and will continue to update this story as information is available.

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