Victim identified in fatal Butler County crash

MADISON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - One person is dead after a head-on crash in Butler County.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday night in the 1600 block of Middletown-Eaton Road in Madison Township.

Police say a Chevy truck driven by Steven Cook, 51, was headed eastbound when it veered across the centerline and struck a Pontiac Bonneville driven by Darrell E. "Rocky" Deem Jr., 35, of Preble County, head on.

Deem was pronounced dead at the scene. Cook was taken to Atrium Hospital in Middletown, where his condition is unknown.

Charges have not yet been filed, but initial investigation indicates alcohol may have been a factor.  The crash remains under investigation by the Butler County Coroner's Office and the Sheriff's Office Accident Investigations Unit.

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