Police had said they suspected alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The wreck occurred between Dryden Road and South Dixie Drive around 8 p.m. Sunday in a wreck that backed up traffic for hours, authorities said.
The Thompsons were the latest victims of area wrong-way interstate crashes, which have claimed at least a dozen area lives in roughly the past three years.
Nick Blizzard is a staff writer for the Dayton Daily News. He is a graduate of Stebbins High School who earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and its E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Nick is a Riverside native and has been a journalist in the Dayton area for more than 20 years.