UPDATE: Man, little girl killed in Butler Co. crash

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Two people are dead after a head on crash in Butler County.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning on SR 127 near the intersection of SR 73 north of Sevenmile Road.

Police say a northbound minivan driven by Eric Delfendahl, 21, of Fairfield, may have traveled left of center into the path of a southbound oil tanker truck and struck the truck head on.

Delfendahl was pronounced dead at the scene. His 6-year-old niece, Stephanie Delfendahl, also of Fairfield, was flown to Children's Hospital, where she died.

The driver of the tanker truck, Joseph Turry, 62, of Louisville, was not injured. A passenger in the truck, Mark Pilkengton, 34, of Lebanon Junction, Ky., was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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