BEAVERCREEK — A 20-year-old Central State University student from Detroit was killed in the Nov. 27 crash on Interstate 675 North in Beavercreek.
Trayvon Trammer, who would have turned 21 Dec. 2, died when a car he was riding in was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by John Tokarz, 34. The driver of the car, Kennise Hicks, 21; along with passengers Caleb Upton, 19; and Andrew Clark, age not available, were all transported to Miami Valley Hospital. Tokarz was taken to Soin Medical Center. Conditions were unavailable at deadline.
According to Beavercreek police Capt. Chad Lindsey, Hicks’ vehicle had a spare tire and was being driven slowly in the right lane. He said the speeds of the vehicles are unknown and other factors leading to the crash — in which Tokarz is listed as the at-fault driver by police — are being investigated. No alcohol and/or drugs are suspected.
Two of the others in the vehicle struck by Tokarz are Central State University students, while the fourth is a former student.
“Our collective hearts go out to the families of all of those students, and the university will do whatever it can to assist those affected,” President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said in a Facebook post. “We ask that you pray for the students and their families.”
CSU had counselors available Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 to help assist students dealing with the accident.
The highway in the area of US Route 35 was closed for several hours.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz. Our partner at WDTN contributed to this story.
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