Teen sent to prison for deadly Greene County crash

Brendan Bannan
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Brendan Bannan

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced for causing a fatal crash two years ago at Bath Road and Ohio 4 in Bath Twp., Greene County.

Greene County Common Pleas Judge Stephen Wolaver sentenced Brendan Bannan, formerly of Dayton, to serve 30 months in prison and ordered his license to be suspended for 40 years.

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The sentencing was part of a plea agreement and closes the criminal case against Bannan, who pleaded guilty in July 2017 to the charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The crash happened on the afternoon of June 2, 2016.

Investigators with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Bannan was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala southbound on Ohio 4 when his vehicle struck a northbound 1998 Subaru Legacy that was turning onto Bath Road.

The front-seat passenger in the Subaru, 32-year-old Jeffrey Lee White, of Dayton, was killed in the crash. The Subaru’s driver was taken to the hospital as well as two other passengers, one being a 10-month-old child, according to the patrol.

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The patrol reports that Bannan was traveling at a high rate of speed and blood tests indicated that drugs were in his system at the time of the crash.

A civil suit for personal injuries, filed about a month after the criminal case, has not been settled.