1 passenger dead after Butler County crash

Hamilton man identified in fatal Butler County crash

The sheriff’s office said Brayden Leaker, 19, of Hamilton, died following a crash on Hamilton Eaton Road just south of Spring Road.

MORE: 1 passenger dead after Butler County crash

According to the sheriff’s office, the car was traveling north on Hamilton Eaton Road around 9:45 p.m. when it went off the road and down an embankment striking a tree. According to initial reports, at least one person was possibly trapped in the wreckage.

Leaker was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while the driver and a second passenger were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

A medical helicopter was called, but later canceled.

The crash remains under investigation.

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