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2 women killed in Miamisburg crash

MIAMISBURG —Two West Carrollton women were pronounced dead at the scene of a Miamisburg crash early Saturday.

  • Carol Pressell, 27, and Courtney Morgan Cole, 23, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
  • Alcohol and speed are believed to have contributed to the crash.
  • The driver lost control of a Ford sedan some time before 2:15 a.m., and struck a house in the 800 block of Merry John Drive.

"Can you send an ambulance and police?" a caller tells a 911 dispatcher. "Uh, somebody just ran into our house with their car. The people in the car, I can't tell if they are moving or not." 

It was dark when police say a woman driving lost control on King Richard Parkway and drove up onto the curb and crashed into a tree in the yard of a Merry John Drive home. 

On Saturday evening, friends huddled around the crash site to remember Pressell and Cole. Friends said the women were coming back home from a night out. 

The house was not damaged, but police said alcohol and speed were believed to be factors. 

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Residents say speeding is a common problem in the 25 mph zone, where the road signs also say "Thank you for not speeding." 

"I see (motorists) speeding up and down the street all the time and I'll holler because the kids play up and down on the sidewalks," Aaron Collins said. 

Funeral services are still being planned for the two West Carrollton friends, and the crash also is still under investigation.

2 West Carrollton women killed in Miamisburg crash

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