A child was killed in a two-vehicle crash at North Yellow Springs and West Columbia streets in Springfield around 6 p.m. Half an hour later, another deadly crash was reported in the city. A man riding a motorcycle crashed at East John Street and Sunset Avenue. He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where he died, according to police.
A woman and 7-month old child died in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash in Preble County Thursday evening.
Tonya Beachy, 25, and Ellie Beachy, 7 months old, were killed after a semi truck crashed into the back of their Chevrolet Silverado, pushing pickup truck into a semi truck in front of them, Ohio State High Patrol troopers reported. The impact then pushed the second semi into a Chevrolet Suburban.
A fifth deadly crash was reported early Friday in Xenia.
One person was killed and another injured in a head-on two-vehicle crash on the Bellbrook Avenue ramp to U.S. 35, according to Xenia police.
A vehicle went left on center and hit the second vehicle head-on.
The driver of the first vehicle, 22-year-old D’Aarron Milliner of Toledo, died at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.