Huber Heights deadly crash has mother speaking out about dangers of police chases

(WDTN Image)
(WDTN Image)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  DeDe Mott is a mother on a mission to put an end to high-speed police chases after her 27-year-old son Monte Mott was killed by a drunk driver being pursued by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy. She says since that day life has never been the same.

“I got a phone call about 4 o’clock from an ex-husband my son’s father and I was informed that my son had been killed,” Mott said. “That changed my whole life.”

Monte Mott (right) was killed in a deadly crash in Dayton back in February of 2001. (WDTN Photo)
Monte Mott (right) was killed in a deadly crash in Dayton back in February of 2001. (WDTN Photo)

Mott’s son–27-year-old Monte Mott–was killed in this crash in Dayton back in February of 2001.

“A car came through the intersection at 85 miles per hour and pushed my son’s car into the car that was making a turn,” Mott said. “It killed my son instantly.”

A similar situation happened in Huber Heights early Thursday morning. You can see in this dash cam video the black car run the red light and then crash into the white car, killing the driver. We didn’t show the moment of impact out of respect to the victims’ families.

Mott, who lives in Naples, Florida says crashes like her son’s and the one on Thursday can be prevented.

“I would hope that police pursuits would be abolished,” Mott said. “I just think they are unnecessary.”

Mott hopes her awareness can help prevent what happen to her from happening to someone else.

“You wake up one morning and your son’s gone and your one a plane from Florida to Ohio to bury him,” Mott said. “I buried my son’s on Valentines Day. and I wore red because I was mad It’s bad enough the holidays are tough. Christmas is tough. Mother’s day is tough. valentines’ day is tough because that the day I buried my son.” 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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