BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - Brennan Eden, the driver of the car that went airborne andcrashed on I-675 in Beavercreek, Ohio Aug. 23 had been arrested andreleased by Beavercreek Police approximately an hour before thecrash occurred.
According to a statement by the Beavercreek Police Department,Eden, 19, of Mason, Ohio, was arrested at approximately 6:13a.m.
Police said the Eden was found in his car with a juvenile femalein a parking ot near the corner of Beaver Vu Dr. and N. FairfieldRd. Police said they found an unopened can of alcohol, a trace ofmarijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside Eden's car.
Eden was cited for prohibition, drug paraphernalia, and drugabuse and released prior to 6:54 a.m. Police said Eden wascooperative and there were no indications he was under theinfluence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.
The girl was also arrested then released to the custody of herfather.
Eden crashed his car at approximately 7:15 a.m. Witnesses saidBrennan was passing other drivers at speeds of at least 100 mphbefore he drove off the left side of the roadway while passing aSugarcreek Twp. police car. The crash was caught on that officer'scruiser camera.
Eden lost control of his car and slammed into the concretepillar of a bridge south of Indian Ripple Road. The force of thecrash broke the car into three pieces and Brennan was ejected.
"He went down into the median, into the grass, hit theguardrail, went airborne and the car hit the center post of thebridge and literally exploded into three main pieces," said witnessMark Riley.
Brennan was was flown to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflightwhere he was last listed in critical condition.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Marty Fellure said they are stillinvestigating the crash trying to determine Eden's speed and why hewas passing cars on the berm.
The crash shut down the southbound lanes for nearly sixhours.
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