Victim, 6, ID’d in fatal Hamilton crash; woman charged

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There are 11 municipal police departments in Butler County.

A 6-year-old boy who was killed Tuesday evening in Hamilton in a pedestrian crash been identified by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

Nolen Scott Jones died of head injury sustained when he was struck by a car while crossing Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton, according to the coroner’s office. His death was ruled a accident. An 11-year-old boy with Jones, Logan Watson, was injured and transported by medical helicopter to a Cincinnati hospital with incapacitating injuries.

The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. at Pleasant and Symmes avenues as the children crossed the road and were struck, according to Sgt. Richard Burkhardt.

“Hamilton City Schools is saddened to learn that one of our Linden Elementary students was struck by a car last night and passed away. The Hamilton and Lindenwald Community is wishing the family strength and comfort in the days and weeks ahead,” Hamilton schools posted today via social media.

The driver of the vehicle, Elizabeth Ann Marie Mehl, 30, is charged with OVI and child endangering, because there was a child in the car when the incident happened.

The cause of the crash and any charges related to the crash remain under investigation.

A second woman in the vehicle, Hortencia Garcia, 26, was charged with tampering with evidence.

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Elizabeth Mehl BUTLER COUNTY JAIL

Elizabeth Mehl BUTLER COUNTY JAIL
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Elizabeth Mehl BUTLER COUNTY JAIL

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Hortencia Garcia BUTLER COUNTY JAIL

Hortencia Garcia BUTLER COUNTY JAIL
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Hortencia Garcia BUTLER COUNTY JAIL

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