Family and friends of a Miamisburg man man killed in a crash Sunday night moured his loss, as investigators worked Monday to piece together what happened.
Alcohol and drugs are among the potential causes of the crash that claimed the life of Austin T. Gibbs, 25, and left two teenage passengers with serious injuries, according to initial reports.
Gibbs died in the single-car crash first reported about 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Wilmington-Dayton Road in Sugarcreek Twp., according to a press release and 911 reports.
After the crash, Kaitlyn Reynolds, 19, of Franklin was listed in critical condition Monday at Miami Valley Hospital, according to a hospital official. Hayley R. Glandon, 17, of Centerville, was being treated for serious injuries.
The crash is still under investigation, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Gibbs was pronounced dead at the scene.
“My brother was incredibly kind,” his sister Ashley Short said Monday. “He was loyal, genuine, loving and a friend to many. His loss is a large void that has and will continue to affect us all who knew and loved him.”
The 9-1-1 records and recordings indicate a neighbor first called at 11:24 p.m. after hearing the crash from about a half-mile away.
A second caller reported the driver, Jacob Entingh, 19, of Centerville, was out of the car, bleeding from the face, and talking, but unsure how many were still in the car.
Gibbs was a backseat passenger in the 2011 Lexis IS that struck a guard rail and trees and overturned near Wilmington-Dayton’s intersection with Conference Road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Entingh failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection, according to a press release issued by Lt. M.R. Schmenk of the patrol.
“Alcohol and drug involvement is also under investigation,” according to the release.
Entingh, Reynolds, and Glandon were taken for treatment.
Reynolds, who was listed in critical condition Monday, and Glandon were flown by separate CareFlight medical helicopters to Miami Valley Hospital. Entingh was driven by ambulance to Miami Valley South Hospital.
Reynolds and Glandon were treated for serious injuries, while Entingh’s injuries were described as non-life-threatening, according to the patrol release.
Glandon’s condition was not released Monday because she is a minor, according to a hospital official.
Entingh was treated and released, according to the patrol.
Charges are anticipated, but none had been filed Monday.
Court records indicate a trooper cited Entingh for failure to control on U.S. 235 on Oct. 14, 2019. He was convicted nine days later and fined $140.40, according to Xenia Municipal Court records.
On Sunday night, Wilmington-Dayton was shut down while emergency crews worked to get the Gibbs, Reynolds and Glandon out of the car.
Gibbs’ body was extricated more than three hours after the first 911 call, according to the reports.
Everyone in the car was wearing a seatbelt, according to the highway patrol.
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An accident reconstructionist will be brought in for the investigation.
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