Semi overturns in Butler County, one person, one dog dead

Police in Butler County are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at the intersection of Ohio 73 and Jacksonburg Rd.

The accident happened shortly before 3:00p.m. Sunday. Police say one life and a dog died as a result of the accident.

According to police, a white 2002 Volvo driven by Peter Morris, 85, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and then entered the lane of a semi-truck. The semi then struck Morris' vehicle on the driver's side of the car. The semi then overturned and lost the cargo it was carrying.

Morris was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Butler County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit and the Butler County Coroner's Office.

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