On Wednesday, January 13th, the Montgomery County Coroner identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash in Dayton as 56-year-old city resident, Dale Slusser. The man passed away on Tuesday night, January 12th.
In the crash report, the police said officers arrived at the scene just before midnight. The preliminary investigation uncovered that a pickup truck southbound on South Gettysburg Avenue lost control near Alvin Avenue.
The vehicle then went over a raised grass center median, struck a signpost, and then a tree. The investigators said the crash impact ejected Slusser from the roadway, and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The cause of the single-vehicle crash in Dayton remains unknown, but the police suspect speed might have contributed. The investigation is ongoing.
Across the United States, speed is a leading contributor to traffic accidents, whether solo or multiple. Ohio has speed laws to regulate how fast or slow drivers should travel on its roadways. It is the only state east of the Mississippi that allows motorists to travel at 70 miles per hour on non-freeway roads.
Drivers can operate their vehicles at that limit if they travel on the Ohio Turnpike. It also applies to rural freeways and some parts of US 30 and US 33. Motorists on undivided highways must maintain a speed limit of 55 to 70 miles per hour.
For urban interstates and highways, drive at 50 to 65 mph. On controlled highways and expressways within municipal, corporate districts, it's 50 miles per hour. Those traveling in urban and residential neighborhoods must maintain 25 mph.
Failure to follow these speed limits is a traffic offense, but it becomes criminal when an injury accident happens. In that case, it is best to avoid accepting blame before contacting an Ohio auto accident attorney for legal advice.