Coroner identifies Dayton man killed in Tuesday night crash

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Dayton police are investigating a deadly crash after a man in a pickup truck reportedly truck hit a tree and was thrown from the vehicle late Tuesday night.

Dale Slusser, 56 of Dayton, died following the crash on South Gettysburg Avenue, according to Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.

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His cause and manner of death have not been determined at this time.

Around 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, the victim apparently lost control of the truck near Alvin and South Gettysburg avenues and drove over a raised grass median, according to the crash report.

The truck hit a traffic sign and then continued on the median, crashing into a tree. The impact caused the truck to shift and come to a stop on the road.

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The man was ejected from the truck, according to the report.

We are working to learn more and will update this story as more information is available.

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