Several People Injured in a Crash in Dayton Ohio Last Friday
Several people were injured and a woman killed in a crash in Dayton Ohio last Friday. The crash happened at a gas station near downtown, according to police. There were four people taken to the hospital. Police said the crash may have been related to drug use.
One woman killed
During the last week of January, one woman died in a crash. The crash occurred in the city of Sidney, which is about 75 miles northwest of Columbus. The at-fault driver was a 45-year-old man from East China Township.
The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. and closed the M-53 expressway for about eight and a half hours. The driver was taken to a local medical facility. It was not immediately clear if the driver was drunk or not.
The crash occurred at a red light on North Gettysburg Avenue. The driver of the red Chevrolet truck ran a red light and went off the road into a wooded area. The driver was treated for minor injuries. Medics gave the woman in the Toyota Corolla a helping hand before taking her to a nearby medical facility.
Four people taken to hospitals
Among the slew of tornadoes and a mass shooting in August, Dayton, Ohio has suffered a tough year. The city is located 68 miles west of Columbus and 109 miles west of Cincinnati. In May, a tornado destroyed the city’s iconic Dayton Tower. As a result, many residents were forced to relocate for at least one night.
The city was also the victim of several major tornadoes in May. In a recent survey, a majority of residents said tornadoes were the worst thing to happen to them in the last ten years. The city is home to several notable hospitals, including the renowned Dayton Children’s Hospital, which ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country.
The city also recently suffered a rash of mass shootings, including one at a local mall. However, according to local news outlets, the city hasn’t responded to a request for more information. It’s unclear whether or not the latest attacks are related to the recent shootings, or if they are unrelated.
Meth may have been a contributing factor
Earlier this month, Dayton police discovered meth in a car. Police believe that meth may have contributed to Raymond Andrew Walters Jr.’s violent crime spree, which culminated in a crash that killed two children.
Meth manufacturing in Ohio can result in a three to eight year prison term and a fine of up to $15,000. The drug is classified as a Schedule II drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which explains its potential for abuse and dependence.
Methamphetamine manufacturing is a dangerous and widespread activity in Ohio. The state ranks fourth in the country for number of meth labs and number of chemicals used.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office reported a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in 2018. However, the number of meth overdose deaths has remained steady.
A child was trapped in a vehicle with two children in it
Several people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday. One of the vehicles was a stolen police car, which made for a pretty epic crash.
The other vehicle was a van, which was packed with seven children. One child was ejected from the vehicle, and another was trapped in the back seat, according to reports. The van was driving from Solon to Highway 70 west. Several passersby tried to rescue the trapped kids. One child was reportedly rescued by fire crews using extraction tools, while the other three were taken to local hospitals.
The OSP is investigating the crash, and it is believed the driver may have been under the influence. A suspect was apprehended at the scene. Several other injuries were non-life threatening. The OSP will be updating its report as more information becomes available.
Police say more people are fleeing from officers
Several Dayton police officers said more people are fleeing from them after a fatal crash last year. They say the number of pursuits has increased, but that the department’s pursuit policy is restrictive. Several police officials said the department is looking into ways to reduce the number of pursuits.
The Dayton Police Department released body camera footage Friday. In the video, officers say they pursued a suspect for running a red light. A police lieutenant chased after the driver after they were seen crossing an oncoming traffic lane. The chase ended with the suspect fleeing on foot. The Dayton Police Department released body camera footage, but did not identify the officers involved in the pursuits.
The Dayton Police Department has several rules on when to chase fleeing motorists. One of the most dangerous situations is when an officer is operating a police vehicle. This can be dangerous for the driver as well as for the officers.