Alexa Perry, her son Daxton, age 2, were killed in a crash at Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Road on Oct. 11. Father Dalton Perry remains hospitalized SUBMITTED
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

‘It is just so terrible’: Family continues to grieve for mother, son killed at notorious Butler County intersection

Services are being held today for a mother and son who were killed in a crash at a notorious Butler County intersection earlier this month.

Alexa Perry, 25, and her son, Daxton, 2, were killed in a three-vehicle crash that happened at about 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the intersection of Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Road in Wayne Twp., according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The husband and father, Dalton Perry, 24, has been recovering after undergoing several surgeries for critical injuries, according to family members.

The Perrys’ SUV, another vehicle and a semi tractor trailer were involved in the crash. The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff’s office.

The visitation began at 11 a.m. today at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 U.S. Rt. 35 in West Alexandria, and funeral services begin at 1 p.m. at Hillgrove Union Cemetery in Miamisburg.

The Perry family lived in Eaton, where Alexa doted on her young son, according to her sister, Ariel Alexander.

“She was the best mother, that is what she was made to do,” Alexander said. “She was loyal and creative but really loved being a mom most.”

A GoFundMe account has been established by Alexander to help the family, and another seeks to help Dalton Perry with his expenses. 

 “This GoFundMe is for Alexa and her precious baby, to help whatever funeral costs may not be covered, as well as memorial funds. Whatever money that is left over after the funeral will be donated to nonprofits, in Alexa, Dalton, and Daxton’s name. Please, if you can only choose one to donate to, Dalton’s medical and future care expenses are priority. We are heart broken. Thank you all for your kind words and donations. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate it, and please remain praying for Dalton Perry,” the account says.

Tracy Jones, Dalton’s sister, said last week he was continuing for recover, but has a long road ahead. He has undergone multiple surgeries to address abdomen injuries, and he suffered head injuries as well.

“He has a brain injury, so we don’t know what to expect,” she said.

Jones said her brother loved his family, especially his son.“

Daxton was just the most joyful baby,” Jones said.Dalton Perry is a talented guitar player and is “very musical.”

“It is just so terrible,” Jones said, noting her brother also excelled at landscaping and construction.

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