EATON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two people are dead after a crash near Eaton Saturday afternoon according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed the crash happened around 1:15 Saturday on State Route 127 near Mann Road.
According to police at the scene, a semi truck traveling northbound on SR 127 swerved into oncoming lanes to avoid stopped traffic in the northbound lanes. The semi struck a red truck driving in the southbound lanes.
Both the driver of the semi and the driver of the red truck were killed in the crash. Two children in the red truck were flown to Dayton Children’s Hospital via CareFlight.
Police say that alcohol does not appear to be a factor and that the crash is still under investigation.