Crash closes Salem Avenue

(WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A crash closed Salem Avenue when a driver knocked down a pole and flipped his car.

According to police, the driver was heading southbound on Salem Avenue just after 6 a.m. Saturday. Officers said he went across four lanes of traffic, severed a utility pole, knocked down RTA wires, and flipped his car.

The driver was treated at the scene by medics, but refused to be transported to the hospital.

DP&L was called to the scene to repair the pole and downed lines.

Salem ave is expected to be closed most of the morning while repairs are made.

Police believe the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel causing the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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