Repairs to Wright Patt gate damaged in crash will take weeks


A major gateway damaged when a car crashed into it leaving a gate unable to close will cost at least $85,000 to repair and take until later this month to fix, according to a Wright-Patterson spokesman.

Gate 22B off Interstate 675, was damaged in the early morning hours of Nov. 22 in the incident, according to authorities.

EVOL Ltd. & DCI JV, of Dublin, Ohio was awarded an $85,000 contract to complete repairs by Dec. 22, said Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer. A gate canopy was also damaged, he added in an email.

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Once an Ohio State Highway Patrol report is reviewed, the base will decide whether or not to seek restitution for the cost of repairs, Mayer said in an email.

The gate temporarily switched to 24-hour operations after the incident, Mayer has said.

Gate 19B off National Road, which normally is the 24-hour gateway in Area B, changed daily operations to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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An emergency medical services crew transported the driver to Soin Medical Center for treatment after the crash, authorities have said. The motorist, a Dayton man who was driving a Dodge Challenger, was issued a traffic citation, a Highway Patrol spokesman has said.

The incident did not appear intentional, police have said.



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