Local police agencies are investigating two stolen car hit-and-run accidents within two days, including one that killed a 26-year-old Harrison Twp. woman and critically injured her passenger.
Alesia D. Brown, a mother to six children, died early Sunday of blunt force injuries to her head, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Another crash Monday afternoon in Harrison Twp. included a 2-year-old who was on the front seat passenger floorboard but apparently was uninjured.
The vehicle Brown was in was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic at the intersection of Germantown Street and Erbe Avenue in Dayton at 12:23 a.m. Sunday. Dayton police are asking for assistance about the crash.
“The occupants of one car ran from the scene on foot while two people in the other vehicle were injured and trapped,” a press release said. “Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information on the vehicle involved or its occupants is asked to call Detective J. Sanders at (937) 333-1104.”
No information was immediately available about the critically injured passenger.
The Sonic — previously reported stolen by University of Dayton police — was found was found unoccupied after the crash, according to Dayton police.
Browns’ cousin, Markia Twitty, said Brown called her a sister and that Brown was loved by many.
Twitty said she came up from Middletown and shared a drink with Brown on Friday night. She said on Saturday, Brown “was headed home to her babies to lay with her kids,” aged from 8 years to 4 months old.
Another stolen car crash at 12:23 p.m. Monday on Salem Avenue near Free Pike in Harrison Twp. involved multiple people, including a child.
A 2-year-old who was on the passenger-side floor of the stolen vehicle appears to have escaped serious injury, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeremy Roy. The toddler was taken to an area hospital to be examined.
Roy said the driver of a stolen darker Chevrolet Impala — which included six people, some of whom were trapped — briefly fled but was quickly apprehended.
Roy said that the 23-year-old male — shown on surveillance video obtained by this news organization — may have a broken arm and was taken to an area hospital.
The child was “unrestrained,” Roy said. “As of right now, there is somehow no life-threatening injuries that we know of of anybody in the stolen vehicle. … At the scene, (the child) did not lose consciousness, was alert, crying, things like that.”
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A sheriff’s office press release said a northbound Impala hit a Kia van that was pulling out of a side street. Surveillance video shows the Impala then hit a south-bound Dodge SUV.
Roy said the drivers of the Kia and Dodge were the only people in those vehicles and neither had serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge was transported to a hospital but with non-life threatening injuries.
“The first impact was around Falmouth (Avenue) and then final rest was right at Grant (Avenue), so it was about a block of a crash,” Roy said, relaying information from sergeants on scene.
Roy said some witnesses said the Impala may have been losing control prior to the crash, though deputies have not determined who was at fault.
Roy said the driver of the stolen vehicle may face charges for stolen property and possibly for child endangering.
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