Whitt, a a student at Fairborn Digital Academy, died after the 2002 Saturn SL he was driving went left of center off the left side of the road, and struck a utility pole on the passenger side, according to OSHP. Whitt was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to OSHP.
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“He always made everyone happy, laugh and smile with his presence. I will always love him and cherish the memories I have gotten to have with him,” Evans said.
Three other passengers in the vehicle — all teens and including Whitt’s younger brother — were also hurt in the crash.
Johnathon Whitt, 15, a sophomore at Tecumseh High School, was seated in the backseat behind his brother and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, according to the hospital.
Michael Bittner, 17, of Beavercreek, was sitting in the front passenger seat and was also thrown from the vehicle. He was taken to Soin Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Bittner was in “good condition” Tuesday afternoon, according to Soin Medical Center.
Jayden Stacy, 16, of Fairborn, was sitting in the back seat behind Bittner. She sustained serious injuries and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Stacy was not listed as a patient at the hospital Monday, according to Miami Valley Hospital.
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