Coroner: Man in East Westwood crash was shot

Coroner: Man in East Westwood crash was shot

EAST WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19 NOW) - A single-car crash in East Westwood has launched a homicide investigation by Cincinnati Police.

Donte Whitehead, 21, crashed his vehicle into a wooded area off Westwood Northern Blvd. near McHenry Ave. Saturday, police said. The Chevrolet Impala then caught fire.

Responders found Whitehead dead at the scene with a gunshot wound, according to the Hamilton County coroner's office.

Police have determined Whitehead's death to be a homicide. They are asking anyone with information about the case to help in the investigation by calling Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Information about a suspect is not available, according to a release from CPD.

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