Local pastor killed in Wyoming crash

Local pastor killed in Wyoming crash
Father Chris Coleman (Source: Wintonwyomingpr.org/clergy)
Father Chris Coleman (Source: Wintonwyomingpr.org/clergy)

WYOMING, OH (FOX19) - A local pastor died in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend, according to Wyoming police.

The driver of a westbound Ford Mustang on Mt. Pleasant Avenue lost control, hit guardrail and flipped onto its top before coming to a stop on the property of the Wyoming Golf Club about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, they said.

The passenger, Father Chris Coleman, 50, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where police said he died from his injuries.

"The tragic death of Fr. Chris Coleman has shocked and saddened all of us at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati," said Dan Andriacco, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

"We extend our condolences and our prayers to his family and to the Wyoming Pastoral Region, which he served so energetically as pastor."

The 51-year-old driver, who is from Milford, refused medical treatment, according to police.

The driver was not identified while police said they continue to investigate.

Coleman was the pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenhills, St. Matthias in Forest Park and St.James of the Valley in Wyoming.

He officially was the pastor of the Winton Wyoming Pastoral Region, a role he took in 2014, according to that organization's website.

He became the director of music for St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Delhi Township in 1992. He was active there until he was ordained a priest in 2006.

Coleman served as parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery and was the pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Dayton.

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