The Butler County coroner has identified a 17-year-old who was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Friday.
Luke Minerd was killed in the crash in the 200 block of Joe Nuxhall Way around 3:30 p.m.
According to police, officials received a call around 1:45 p.m. Friday requesting officers check on Minerd’s welfare. After he wasn’t located at his residence, officers began checking parks for Minerd or his car.
An officer was checking Joyce Park when he saw a car matching the description of Minerd’s car, police said. The officer approached the car on foot when the car took off at a high rate of speed and crashed shortly thereafter.
He was a junior at Fairfield High School.
The case remains under investigation.
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