Coroner’s office identifies man hit by vehicle, killed Wednesday in Dayton

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died after being struck by a vehicle in Dayton early Wednesday morning. Terrence C. Bass, 28, of Dayton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bass was walking in Dayton early Wednesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle, and another man who reportedly tried to help Bass was hit by a second vehicle.

Around 1:22 a.m., a 2017 Ford Focus hit a 28-year-old man, later identified as Bass, who was walking across Cornell Drive at the Fotip Lane intersection, according to a Dayton Police Department crash report. The car reportedly dragged him approximately 100 feet.

A minute later, a 26-year-old man was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier at the same location, according to a second crash report.

The Cavalier hit the second man as he was providing aid to Bass, and the Cavalier also ran over Bass, according to the second report.

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center received multiple calls regarding the crashes.

One woman who reported the initial pedestrian strike said the man was bleeding and she couldn’t tell if he was breathing, according to dispatch records. The second pedestrian strike took place while she was still on the phone with a dispatcher.

“Oh my god they hit him again,” she said. “People will not stop. They keep hitting him.”

The woman also told the dispatcher the second vehicle hit a man who was trying to get the vehicle to stop.

The second man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

No injuries were reported to the drivers.