Two victims remain in critical condition days after I-675 crash that killed friend


Update@3:56 a.m. (Nov. 30):

Kennise Hicks and Andrew Clark remain in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital, officials said Thursday morning. 

No other information was immediately available, but we will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it becomes available. 

First report:

Two Central State University students are in critical condition two days after the crash on I-675 that killed their friend and fellow student, 20-year-old Trayvon Trammer.

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Kennise Hicks and Andrew Clark are listed in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital.

Clark’s father Andrew Clark is in from out-of-state and is at his son’s bedside today. He said in a telephone interview with this news organization they hope to know more from the doctors soon on his son’s recovery. 
Clark said he is also waiting to hear more from police about what happened Monday afternoon on I-675 North, just north of the U.S. 35 interchange in Beavercreek.

Beavercreek Police Capt. Chad Lindsey said today that Hicks was driving the yellow car and Trammer, Clark and Caleb Upton were passengers when their vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by 34-year-old John Tokarz. 

Lindsey said witness reports and evidence at the scene indicate that both vehicles were traveling in the right lane, and that the yellow car was traveling with a spare tire on the vehicle.

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Trammer was pronounced dead at the scene. CareFlight responded and transported at least one who was injured in the yellow car. The other two were also taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Tokarz was treated and released at Soin Medical Center. 

Clark said he is hearing different versions of what happened, but he has one main question for police: Why is there still a question as to who was at-fault?

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Lindsey said the investigation is ongoing.

“There have been no citations at this point due to the ongoing investigation into the circumstances, including the pre-crash actions and contributing circumstances of both vehicles,” Lindsey said.


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