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. 

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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

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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. 

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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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