Driver identified that died crashing into utility pole

(WDTN Photo/ Dominic Wilson)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said 46-year-old Eric Simmons died on the scene when he crashed into a utility pole Tuesday.

The accident happened in the 4400 block of Salem Avenue in Trotwood around 4:30 p.m.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a male driver of a blue car ran into a utility pole.

The driver was driving down Salem Avenue and lost control.

Montgomery County Sergeant Reid said the car was “split in half”. The utility pole is still up.

Police say the driver died at the scene and speed was a factor in this crash.

The road from Wolf Road to Turner Road is now open. 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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