Middletown elementary student, his mother, and grandmother killed in I-75 crash

Middletown elementary student, his mother, and grandmother killed in I-75 crash

MORAINE, Ohio (FOX19) - A boy, his mother, and his grandmother were killed Friday in a crash on I-75 in Moraine, which is south of Dayton.

The crash occurred at 9:45 p.m., Moraine police say, when a semi-truck traveling northbound on the interstate came across the median and collided head-on with a car going southbound.

The Montgomery County Coroner identified three people killed in the crash as Amanda Kidwell, 36; Betty Davis, 57; and 6-year-old Brayden Jennings.

All three victims are from Middletown.

Jennings was a student at Wildwood Elementary in Butler County.

Middletown City Schools issued the statement Sunday evening:

"Last night, our district administrators were notified of the tragic death of one of our Wildwood Elementary students, his mother, and grandmother due to a car crash. Please keep the family in your thoughts. We appreciate the comfort already extended by our school community.

“Guidance counselors will be available for any students and staff needing assistance and support.”

Middletown City Schools issued a statement Monday:

This morning, we shared with our Wildwood Elementary students the tragic loss of one of our first-grade students, Brayden Jennings. His sister, a Wildwood Elementary second grade student, remains in the hospital. We are deeply saddened by this unexpected tragedy and share our deepest condolences with the students’ family and friends.

Our district has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times. These individuals will be in Wildwood Elementary over the next several days to assist our school community. Our own counselors, social workers, and psychologists will work closely with this team and then proceed to be available for students who need continuing services.

During this very difficult time, our focus is on supporting the family, as well as our students and staff, who are grieving this loss.

Middletown police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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