UPDATE: Victim in Fairfield fatal crash was mother of teen driver

The Butler County coroner has identified the passenger who was killed this morning in a Fairfield car crash.

Francisca Cruz-Raymundo, 50, of Fairfield, was the passenger in a white Honda Civic driven by her son when they crashed around 6:45 a.m. at Port Union Road and Quality Boulevard. The coroner listed the time of death at 9:10 a.m.

They were headed east on Port Union Road when the 17-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and slid into the westbound lane, striking a silver Jeep Patriot.

Fairfield Police Officer Doug Day said he couldn’t confirm whether the slick, wintry conditions played a role in the crash.

“I’d have to assume so, probably,” he told the Journal-News, saying until the investigation is complete they won’t know if other factors may have been involved.

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The driver was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep, a 36-year-old man, did not report any injuries.

The roadway will be closed until about noon while accident reconstructionists investigate the crash.

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