Teen killed in Fairfield Twp. crash

A multi-vehicle crash was reported in the 7000 block of River Road in Fairfield Township Wednesday afternoon | NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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A multi-vehicle crash was reported in the 7000 block of River Road in Fairfield Township Wednesday afternoon | NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

A teenage boy driving a Toyota Corolla died after his vehicle crashed head-on with a semi-tractor trailer on Wednesday.

Police said the teen’s vehicle was found on the side of the road when they arrived at the scene. The semi driver was uninjured.

A preliminary investigation reveals that the teen driver was headed east around a curve between U.S. 27 and Georgetown Road. The Toyota went left of center as it went around a curve and struck the semi head-on just after 4 p.m.

Members of the Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (”START”) are investigating the crash with the Fairfield Twp. Police Dept.

The Butler County Coroner’s Office is performing an autopsy and will release the identity of the teen, age 16, at its discretion.

Officers are investigating possible causes such as distracted driving, not wearing a seatbelt and other factors; a toxicology report is pending.

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