COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Three people were ejected from their vehicle, and one died after an early-morning car accident in Colerain Township.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Colerain Police Department are investigating this incident, after they say a car carrying five people lost control on southbound U.S. 27 just north of the Kemper Road overpass at 2:59 a.m. on Sunday.
According to police, Adrian Angeles-Garcia, 24, was driving a 2001 Toyota Celica when he lost control of the vehicle. His car traveled off the road and struck a tree, causing all back seat passengers to become ejected from the car.
One of those passengers, 21-year-old Adan Vargas Espinoza, fell onto the southbound lane of U.S. 27, and was struck by at least two other cars. These cars did not stop or return to the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other two back seat passengers, Jorge Garcia-Espinosa, 23, and Alvaro Galan Hernandez, 21, were also ejected and received injuries, but refused treatment from medical personnel.
The front seat passenger, Jose Luis Vargas Espinoza, 24, received minor injuries. The driver, Adrian Angeles-Garcia was not injured.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in this crash, but excessive speed is believed to have been a factor.
Both the driver and his front seat passenger were wearing their seatbelts. The three back seat passengers were not.
Adrian Angeles-Garcia was arrested and charged with Vehicular Manslaughter.