West Chester man killed in I-75 crash in Harrison Twp.

Impairment and speed are suspected in a deadly two-vehicle crash Saturday on Interstate 75 in Harrison Twp.

Charles Kay, 48, of West Chester Twp., was identified as the driver killed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 8:10 a.m. to I-75 at Needmore Road.

A “silver Honda Civic was driving northbound on I-75 near Wagner Ford Road where the driver left his lane of travel and side-swiped a white 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was headed northbound,” a release from the sheriff’s office stated. “The Honda Civic continued north for exactly one mile and exited the interstate at Needmore Road,” the release said. The driver “then traveled across both lanes of Needmore Road and went through a guardrail on the north side of Needmore Road and down the embankment.”

The Honda driver had been ejected and Harrison Twp. medics took him to Miami Valley Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Kay’s cause of death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and was ruled an accident, the coroner’s office stated in a release issued Monday morning.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, the release said.

Traffic Services Unit of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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