Christmas Day car crash kills 4


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A single-vehicle crash killed four people in Ohio Wednesday morning and sent three others with critical injuries to the hospital.

The fiery accident happened around 11 a.m. in Dayton, with reports saying the impact broke the car in two. A witness said the car was driving erratically moments before the crash, the Dayton Daily News reported, citing a 911 call it obtained.

Authorities aren’t releasing names of victims yet pending notification of family. Multiple medical crews responded and three people were taken to local hospitals in critical condition.

Dayton is about 68 miles (109 kilometers) west of Columbus. The crash comes during a tough year for the city, which experienced a Ku Klux Klan rally and devastating tornadoes in May and a mass shooting in August.