MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Two people are dead after a crash with an Ohio Department of Transportation vehicle on I-75 near SR-725 Tuesday.
Montgomery County Regional Dispatch told 2 NEWS the crash was reported around 10:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 near milepost 45. Sgt. Hess with the Dayton OSHP said that a ODOT truck carrying an arrow board was following a sweeper truck at work. The arrow board was lit, indicating that drivers should move over.
A Ford F250 pickup truck driven by William Maxson, 84, of Kentucky, veered to the right and crashed into the back of the ODOT truck with the arrow board, Hess said. The driver of the ODOT vehicle, Jessica Brown, 55, of Dayton, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
OSHP said William Maxson had two Kentucky passengers in the vehicle; Ruth Neikirk, 74, in the left rear of the truck and Mary Maxson, 83, in the right front of the truck. William Maxson and Neikirk were pronounced dead at the scene. Mary Maxson was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries.
Photos from the scene show the crash happened on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on the scene tell 2 NEWS three vehicles were involved in the crash.