CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — The teenager who died in a four-vehicle crash in Clearcreek Township has been identified.
The Warren County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday in a release that 16-year-old Thomas Williamitis of Oregonia was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The Coroner also said Williamitis died as the result of a head-on collision when he around 7:30 am Tuesday on SR-48 near East Lytle Five Points Road.
Williamitis’ body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for a full autopsy Tuesday.
Thomas Williamitis attended Dayton Christian School. The school sent a written statement Tuesday:
It is with deep sadness that we share that Tommy Williamitis, a sophomore at Dayton Christian High School, was involved in a fatal car accident on his way to school this morning. We informed our students and faculty of the tragic accident and have grief counselors on site to help them process the news. We know by the reaction of our students that Tommy was well loved by our student body, and was involved in band and wrestling at the school. We want to thank area churches that proactively reached out to us to come alongside the Dayton Christian family to offer counseling.
Three other vehicles were also involved in the crash. Williamitis was driving a Saturn northbound when troopers say he went left of center causing a chain of events.
“He was struck head-on by a southbound vehicle. The Saturn then spun around and was truck again by another southbound vehicle, which caused debris to fly and hit head-on a vehicle traveling northbound,” said Sgt. Chris Crisafi.
Another person was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with critical injuries. Several other people suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospitals.
The other people involved in the crash have been identified as Jessica Zimmer, 30, of Kettering, Terry Vandeberg, 47, from Centerville and Amanda Coleman, 35, from Centerville.
Vandeberg was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
OSP says alcohol and drugs are not suspected as factors in the crash. The cause remains under investigation.
The school says they had 10-12 grief counselors on hand Tuesday and will have people on hand tomorrow as well to help students and staff grieve.