Greenon Local Schools closed on Monday after 2 students die in crash

Greenon High School (Chris Smith / WDTN Photo)

BATH Twp., Ohio (WDTN) – Two Greenon High School students died after a single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Bath Township near Fairborn.

The district has identified the students as 17-year-old David Waag from Beavercreek and 15-year-old Connor Williams from Fairborn. According to a social media post by the district a third student and recent graduate was also involved in the crash. That person’s identity and condition has not been released.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. on Wilkerson Rd. near Mud Run Rd.

Troopers say there were four males in the car. OSP says the two victims weren’t wearing seatbelts.

Two other boys in the car were wearing seatbelts. Both survived the crash.

The 18-year-old driver of the car told OSP he drifted off the right side of the road, over corrected and ran off the left side of the road. The car hit two trees.

The driver was taken to Soin Medical Center with minor injuries. Another teen riding in the car was also taken to Soin Medical Center for observation.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

The Greenon Local School district announced it will cancel school for Monday the 21st on Facebook saying in part:

“After careful consideration of our need to support our students during this difficult time and protect all students during tomorrow’s solar eclipse, we are cancelling school so that we can ensure the safety and emotional well-being of all students and staff.”

Although school is canceled Monday the district plans to have counselors on hand for students at Greenon High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The district says students can also call the school at 937-340-6372 ext. 5000 if they would like a counselor to call them. 

The district held a vigil Sunday evening at the high school’s football stadium in honor of the victims.

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