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Man killed in wreck in north Piedmont

Dayton Power, 39, of Okarche died in a crash Tuesday in north Piedmont, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm •  Published: February 9, 2011

PIEDMONT — An Okarche man died at the scene of a crash Tuesday evening in north Piedmont, Police Chief Jerry Koester said.

Dayton Power, 39, was driving a car north on Piedmont Road about 6:50 p.m. when a pickup driving west on NW 220 ran the stop sign and slammed into Power's car, Koester said.

The pickup driver, Jeremy Johnson, 18, was treated at a metro hospital and released, Koester said.

Power was wearing a seat belt. Koester said he didn't know if Johnson was wearing a seat belt.

The winter storm had not yet begun to affect the area when the crash occurred, and the roadway was dry, Koester said. has disabled the comments for this article.


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