Coroner IDs man killed in Hamilton crash

Crews repair a utility pole at the scene of a fatal car crash at Tylersville Road and Mourning Dove on Wed., Nov. 17, 2021.
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Crews repair a utility pole at the scene of a fatal car crash at Tylersville Road and Mourning Dove on Wed., Nov. 17, 2021.

Credit: Nick Graham

The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in Wednesday’s early-morning wreck on Tylersville Road as Treye Jenkins Smith, 33, of Hamilton.

Smith was traveling eastbound early Wednesday morning on Tylersville when the single-vehicle wreck happened.

The vehicle was eastbound when two of its tires went off the road, and “then, when when he came back up, he slid off to the left of the road,” said Hamilton Police Sgt. Rich Burkhardt. I t slid off the road, into a ditch and hit a telephone pole, snapping it in half around 2 a.m.

Smith was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Butler County’s crash reconstruction team responded to investigate.

The city utilities department had to use large trucks to repair the pole, and had to shut the road several hours between Mourning Dove Lane and Gateway Avenue.

Hamilton police said crashes in that area don’t happen often.

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