Man, woman die after suffering critical injuries in Dayton crash

A Clayton man and woman died following a four-vehicle crash Thursday night on Interstate 75 in Dayton.

Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger identified the man as 29-year-old Demichael Wright and the woman as 24-year-old Karena Wills.

The pair initially was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition after a crash occurred around 11 p.m. on I-75 South near Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.

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Wills was pronounced dead Thursday night and Wright died Friday afternoon, according to Harshbarger.

Wright was driving a 2014 Subaru BRZ on the highway when he attempted to change lanes and hit a 2016 Jeep Cherokee, according to a Dayton Police Department crash report. He then reportedly attempted to change lanes again and collided with a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe. The impact caused the Subaru to hit the trailer on a 2003 Ford F-650, according to the report.

The Jeep also went off the right side of the highway and hit a guardrail.

Medics transported Wright and his passenger, Wills, to the hospital. Both were wearing seat belts, according to the crash report. No other injuries were reported.

The crash closed the highway while crews investigated the scene.