Tasha Thomas, girlfriend of Walmart shooting victim john Crawford, dies In Car Crash, police believe excessive speed was the cause. The crash happened on North Broadway Street between Holt Street and Edgewood Avenue just after 3 p.m.[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”yFVYqqGHCoA”]
Witnesses told Dayton Police that the driver was headed south at an excessive rate of speed, between 90 and 100 miles per hour.
The driver then crashed into an RTA pole, which caused the driver’s side of the car to be sheered off, and the car to flip several times. Thomas and the driver, Frederick Bailey of Dayton, were then ejected from the car. “When I came over the one lady was still breathing,” said Lewis, “I tried to use a towel to cover her up but the police got here and the ambulance was already here.”
“This is a very delicate scene, very troubling scene with being the holiday and two people passed away on the holiday at a careless act of excessive speed,” said Sgt. Coleman. Police were not able to determine if both victims were wearing seat belts because of the state of the wreckage.
Thomas had been interrogated by police following Crawford’s death. She had been at the Walmart with Crawford, who was from Fairfield.