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Drugs, alcohol potential factors in wrong-way crash on I-75 in Dayton

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UPDATE @ 4:13 a.m.

Drugs or alcohol may be a factor in a Saturday morning wrong-way crash in Dayton that sent three to the hospital.

A crash report reveals Glenn Ellis, 47, of Dayton, was driving northbound in the center, southbound lane of I-75 when he struck a southbound Toyota Prius.

The driver of the Toyota swerved to avoid Ellis' oncoming minivan, and in doing so avoided a head-on collision, according to the report.

Three people including Ellis and the driver and passenger in the Toyota were taken to Miami Valley Hospital from the scene.

In their report, police said the crash remains under investigation while Ellis' lab results are processed.

We are working to learn the conditions of each victim.

EARLIER REPORT

At least two people are at Miami Valley Hospital following a wrong-way crash on I-75 Saturday morning, according to dispatchers.

Crews were sent to the two-car crash on southbound I-75 at West Third Street just before 2 a.m.

Dispatchers said their call center received reports of a wrong-way driver shortly before the crash.

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It is unknown how many people were injured, but three medics responded to the scene, according to dispatchers.

The conditions of the two confirmed victims remain unknown.

We will update this story as new details become available.

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