Springfield man killed in Huber Heights crash

Springfield man killed in Huber Heights crash

Route 4 has reopened between I-70 and Chambersburg.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in this morning’s crash as Robert Bayless, 63, of Springfield.

An autopsy on Bayless’ body was scheduled for today.

UPDATE @ 10:15 a.m.

Route 4 has reopened after a fatal crash today in Huber Heights.

Sgt. Chris Johnson, Huber Heights police, said one male was killed in the fog-related crash early today. The man’s family has not been notified yet.

Johnson said a car was traveling south on Route 4 and a truck was “trying to cut across Route 4 to go north.”

“Neither one of them saw each other; it was really bad fog and the car, I believe, went under the trailer and there was a fatality,” Johnson said.

The deceased male was the only occupant of the car, Johnson said.

“You literally couldn’t see probably 20 feet ahead of you, if that,” Johnson said, who was on the ramp blocking traffic and saw some motorists without headlights on. “That’s just ridiculous; people have to give themselves extra time.”

Johnson said he doesn’t believe anyone will be cited in the “very unfortunate, weather-related accident.”

“I don’t think the car saw the truck at all, maybe right at the last split second,” Johnson said. “Not only is it a bad intersection but the fog made it 10 times worse.”

UPDATE @ 7:30 a.m.

At least one person was killed after a car crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer, and fog is likely to blame.

Police said the semi was attempting to turn and a car driving southbound crashed into the back of of the trailer. The car became pinned.

Police said the driver was killed and they are working to determine if anyone else was in the car.

As of 7:40 a.m., there is still heavy fog at the scene of the crash.

FIRST REPORT @ 6:30 a.m.

Medics and police responding to a fatal crash in Huber Heights are reporting there is zero visibility due to fog.

The crash was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. on northbound Route 4 at New Carlisle Pike. A car reportedly crashed under a semi-tractor trailer.

Route 4 is shut down in both directions between Interstate 70 and Chambersburg Road as crews respond to the crash.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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