BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) — Central State University says three current and one former student were involved in a deadly crash on I-675 on Monday.
In a post on the University’s Facebook page, President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond says a current student died in the crash.
The Montgomery County Coroner says the victim is a 20-year-old man from Detroit, Michigan. His name has not been released yet.
The man was killed and four other people were hurt after two cars crashed on I-675 Northbound at around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. Two of the victims are in critical condition. The conditions of the two other victims are unknown.
Glass and metal scraps covered the interstate Monday. The deadly collision left one car crumpled beyond recognition. The other car smashed into a guardrail, triggering the driver’s airbag to deploy.
The crash occurred on I-675 Northbound, one mile north of Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek.
According to Beavercreek Police, the rear right passenger in the yellow Chevy Cavalier died at the scene. The other two passengers were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Both drivers were also taken to the hospital, but with unknown injuries.
Police say the driver of the truck was conscious and talking at the scene, before being taken to the hospital.
The crash blocked traffic for several miles, causing authorities to shut down I-675 Northbound lanes for more than 4 hours, along with one I-675 Southbound lane.
All lanes were re-opened just after 5 p.m.
Authorities are asking drivers who witnessed the crash to contact Beavercreek Police at 937-426-1225.
Central State University will have grief counselors on its campus from 10:00 am to noon and from 1:00-3:00 pm Tuesday, Nov. 28 in Room 203.