2 teens killed in crash involving stolen car that hit pole in Dayton ID’d

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Two people were killed after a car slammed into a pole in Dayton

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UPDATE @ 4:03 p.m. (Sept. 6): 

Two teens killed in a crash at Hoover Avenue and Graystone Drive in Dayton have been identified.

Bayleigh Stewart, 15, of Hamilton, and D’Shawn Ward, 17, of Dayton, were identified by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

UPDATE @ 8:08 p.m. (Sept. 5): A vigil was held this evening for one of the four people either killed or injured when the stolen car they were in slammed into a pole in Dayton late Wednesday night.

Neither the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office nor Dayton police has released the names of the people in the single-vehicle crash.

ExploreRanda Harris, who said the car that was stolen was hers, said she inadvertently left the keys in the car.

Police have offered no public comments about the accident or Harris’s report.

Thursday evening, more than an estimated two dozen people gathered near the accident scene at Hoover Avenue and Graystone Drive in Dayton to offer prayers and release balloons for the one victim.

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Vigil held for people who died in crash

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Whether the vigil was for a victim who may have been a passenger or the driver was not made clear.


Two people were killed and two others taken to a hospital with injuries after the car they were riding in slammed into a pole late Wednesday night at Graystone Drive and Hoover Avenue in Dayton.

The identities of the victims have not been released. The conditions of the two people taken to a hospital are unknown.

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The two people killed were a male and a female who were in their late teens to early-to-mid-20s, Dayton police Sgt. Chad Knedler said.

A Montgomery County coroner’s investigator said that office has not been able to determine the victims’ ages.

“Speed was definitely a factor” in the crash, Knedler said.

The crash reported about 11:45 p.m. involved a white Ford. Hoover Street was shut down several hours while crews investigated the scene. It reopened to traffic about 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

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