BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - The Beavercreek Police Department is currently investigating a fatal crash that shut down US 35 east for more than six hours Tuesday evening.
Beavercreek Police dispatchers began receiving calls around 6:35 p.m. reporting a vehicle driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of US 35.
Minutes later, more calls to dispatch reported the driver had collided head-on with a semi-truck traveling eastbound on US 35, just west of the Interstate 675 overpass.
Emergency responders arrived on scene to discover a red 1995 Chevy two-door had collided with an R & L Carriers semi-truck.
Michael D. Luthman, 44, of Kettering, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene. According to investigators, it appears alcohol played a factor in this crash. A toxicology report will confirm this information.
The driver of the semi-truck reported minor injuries.
The Beavercreek Police Department tells 2 NEWS it is continuing crash scene analysis and is working with the Greene County Coroner’s Office to determine if alcohol was involved. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone who may have witnessed this accident or observed the red Chevy entering the highway in the wrong direction is asked to please call the Beavercreek Police Department at 426-1225.
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