Ruth Neikirk | Mary Maxson Cause Of Death – Authorities identified the victims killed following a collision that involved an Ohio Department of Transportation vehicle on I-75 north near the state Route 725 exit in Miami Twp as 74-year-old Ruth S. Neikirk of Lexington, Kentucky and 84-year-old William T. Maxson of Nicholasville, Kentucky.
According to the report, a vehicle headed northbound on I-75 struck an ODOT truck northbound on I-75. The ODOT vehicle, driven by Jessica A. Brown, 55, of Dayton was smashed as it was towing an arrow board flashing sign while following behind a street sweeper on the shoulder.
According to OSHP, William Maxson and Neikirk were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Mary Maxson was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries while Brown was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-severe injury.
The crash remains under investigation.