Over 30 headstones at VA cemetery damaged as driver crashes, flees

Over 30 headstones at VA cemetery damaged as driver crashes, flees

Over 30 headstones were damaged after a driver crashed through a fence at the Dayton VA cemetery Friday morning and fled the scene. 

The crash was reported around 7:30 a.m. Friday on South Gettysburg Avenue south of West Third Street. 

A driver crashes into the grounds of the VA this morning

In addition to the 30 headstones damaged, crews on scene said two sections of fencing and a tree were also damaged in the crash. 

Officials estimate it will take at least six weeks to clean up the damage and make repairs. 

Police did not have any additional details and it is unknown if investigators have a suspected driver. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

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