An 8-year-old boy was killed in a rollover crash on Geneva Road Sunday afternoon.
The child has been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s office as La’Kell Newland of Dayton.
According to a Dayton Police traffic report, the boy’s stepfather was the driver at fault in the crash which happened at about 4:45 p.m.
Police said they boy was the front seat passenger in a Monte Carlo driven by 36-year-old Jerimy Rowland. The vehicle was northbound on Geneva when Rowland ran a stop sign and the vehicle was T-boned by a westbound Mercury Cougar on Sylvan Drive.
The Monte Carlo was pushed into a traffic sign and then flipped several times and came to land on its top. Police arriving on scene located the boy trapped under the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“It looked like it was going in slow motion. That car tumbled about six times,” said Marion Johnson. He was sitting in his car in his driveway nearby about to pull out when he heard the collision and then turned to see the vehicle flip.
“There was debris everywhere,” he said. When he looked under the car he reported seeing the child crushed under the hood of the car. “I didn’t know what to do,” he said.
Rowland was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
According to the crash report, Newland was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was on the side of the vehicle that was initially struck and he was partially ejected from the car before being trapped underneath it.
It is unknown if Rowland will face any criminal charges in connection to the crash. He was reportedly going 30 mph in a 25 mph zone.