Witnesses say speed, aggressive driving contributed to Riverside fatal crash

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RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – A crash report from the accident that killed 46-year-old Alpha Adams shows speed and aggressive driving contributed to the incident.

Adams was killed on April 24 when she hit several other vehicles, including a school bus on Woodman Drive in Riverside.

Three others were taken to the hospital, one who underwent surgery after the crash.

Several witnesses told police in their statements they saw Adams’ car stopped in the right lane of Woodman Drive making obscene gestures to another car. Witnesses describe the same car minutes later speeding away, striking a car from behind and continuing on.

According to those statements, Adams then struck a school bus before veering into oncoming traffic striking still more vehicles.

One witness describes being hit by Adams, getting out of his car and trying to help her but said he, “could tell she already passed.”  That man then went to help another driver involved in the crash until emergency crews arrived.

The report says it is unknown if Adams was wearing a seatbelt.

Riverside Police issued a traffic alert when the accident happened warning area drivers to avoid the area.

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