DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Two people are dead after a car struck a tree in Dayton Thursday morning.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the two men as 23-year-old Devyn Dixon of Riverside, and 22-year-old Austin Gordon of Huber Heights. The specific cause and manner of the deaths has not been determined. Both men, according to police, died at the scene.
Dayton Police told 2 NEWS the crash happened around 1:45 am Thursday but was not reported until 3:08 am on Troy Street near Melberth Avenue. When emergency crews arrived they found a car had struck a light pole and then a tree. One person was ejected from the vehicle.
Police believe speed was a factor in the crash but are still investigating. They hope the cars’ onboard computers will provide some detail as to the speed of the vehicle and whether the men inside were wearing seatbelts. Cairns said investigators have video of the crash but did not say where this video was obtained.
Cairns also said police the crash was not reported for more than an hour after it happened. Police had no explanation for the delay but did ask anyone who knows anything about this crash to call the Dayton Police Department at 333-COPS.