3 injured, including 2 flown, after serious 2-car crash in Clayton

More than 40 crashes have been reported at this intersection since January 2017.

Two men in their 20s suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon following a two-car crash that also injured a third person in Clayton.

The crash was reported around 4:20 p.m. at Salem Avenue, also known as state Route 49, and Westbrook Road.

A 2008 Mazda 6 driven by Daniel Barrera, 19, of Dayton made a left turn from state Route 49 south to go east on Westbrook Road, failing to yield the right of way, and was struck on the passenger side by a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox headed north on state Route 49, driven by Joe Patterson, 66, of Trotwood, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.

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Barrera suffered serious injuries and his passenger, 20-year-old Tristen Baker of Brookville, suffered injuries that were life-threatening, troopers said.

The Chevy driver was taken by EMS to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

As of January 2017, there have been 42 crashes reported at the intersection of Salem Avenue and Westbrook Road, according to OSHP. Failure to yield or running a red light were contributing factors in about 50% of those crashes.

Troopers advised motorists to follow the speed limit, cut back on distractions and prepare to stop when approaching a yellow light.

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