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A Yellow Springs resident said changes need to be made to Grinnell Road at Clifton Road after a crash that killed a teen at the intersection on Saturday.

Around 7 p.m., Ashley Weyandt, 16, was driving a silver Toyota Camry with Trista Lindstrom, 17, in the passenger seat when the vehicle was struck by a water tanker truck.

Lindstrom was transported to Greene Memorial Hospital, where she later died, according to officials.

Weyandt had minor injuries while the driver of the truck had no apparent injuries at the crash scene, authorities said.

In a WHIO interview, Shirley Hatfield, who lives near the intersection, said she was sitting in her living room when she heard the crash.

Hatfield said there have been multiple vehicle crashes at the intersection, where she thinks more could be done to reduce the number of collisions.

“I don’t know what would work,” Hatfield said. “The worst happened again. Now, we’ve got to do something.”

Hatfield said flashing lights had been installed, but more may be needed to help drivers avoid future crashes.

“They (drivers) look and they don’t see,” Hatfield said. “There’s a blind spot.”

The Yellow Springs resident said her greatest concern was for the drivers involved in these crashes.

“They travel very fast on Clifton,” Hatfield said.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Yellow Springs crash marked the second fatal collision on Saturday.

Jackie Martin, a 22-year-old resident of West Milton resident, was pronounced dead at Miami Valley Hospital after she was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Troy.

Martin was riding in the passenger seat of a car driven by Alexandra Meyer, 23, of Piqua. Meyer was treated and released from Upper Valley Medical Center. Her 3-year-old daughter was flown to Childrens’s Medical Center in Dayton.


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