2 severely hurt in crash near UD Arena; Police investigating whether 2nd vehicle involved


UPDATE @ 6:32 p.m.:  Police are hoping video from cameras at UD Arena can help them determine whether a second vehicle was involved in the crash on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard that left a car planted in a tree line and sent two people to a hospital.

"At this point in time, we know of one vehicle," Dayton Sgt. Creigee S. Coleman said. 

There may have been two vehicles following each other and one went left of center and ended up in the trees, he said. 

The driver and his front seat passenger suffered severe injuries and are reportedly in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital. A back seat passenger was not injured, the sergeant said. 

The police department's crash reconstruction unit will have to determine whether alcohol and/or speed were factors in the accident, he said.

UPDATE @ 6:13 p.m.:  Police have reopened Edwin C. Moses Boulevard near the U.D. Arena, having completed part of their investigation into the vehicle accident that left one vehicle in a stand of trees.

INITIAL REPORT

Traffic on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard near the University of Dayton Arena is being restricted because of a two-vehicle accident that sent one of the vehicles into a stand of trees.

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We're hearing the accident may have involved an intentional collision and that one of the vehicles has left the scene. The accident was reported about 4 p.m. 

We have learned that two people have been taken to a hospital, suffering from non-life threatening injuries. 

A Dayton Police Department traffic reconstruction team is on scene. 

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Vehicles are being redirected through the University of Dayton Arena parking lot, from West Stewart Street to the I-75 off-ramp.

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