Funeral set for Oak Hills student killed in crash

Oak Hills student dies from River Road crash

Family, friends remember teen killed in River Road crash
Conner Cain (Provided by Oak Hills High School)
Conner Cain (Provided by Oak Hills High School)

SEDAMSVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the 17-year-old Oak Hills student who died from critical injuries in a crash on River Road Monday, school officials said Wednesday.

Conner Cain was described as a happy, funny, outgoing teen who “took it upon himself to make your day better,” his friends say.

Three Oak Hills High School teens took on a mission to carry on their friend’s legacy and honor Conner’s life.

Cain was a teen they say loved playing football, basketball, hanging out with his friends, and making people laugh.

The teens are hoping to keep Conner’s spirit alive with a tackle football game.

“We want to have a game to honor him -- just get everyone together and have fun,” said Conner’s friend Clayton.

The boys say they hope to work with their school to schedule the game. They say any proceeds from t-shirts they plan to sell will go to Conner’s family.

The school sent out a statement following Cain’s death.

"Last night, I was notified of the tragic death of one of our students, senior Conner Cain. Conner was involved in an automobile accident on Monday morning, resulting in injuries from which he was unable to recover," wrote Oak Hills High School Principal Travis Hunt in a letter to students, parents and staff.

“Please keep the Cain family in your thoughts. We appreciate the comfort already extended by our school community. Guidance counselors are available throughout the day at the high school for any students and staff needing assistance and support.”

Visitation for Cain is set for Monday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Delhi. Services will immediately follow at Shiloh.

Cincinnati police responded to the two-vehicle accident at Stille Drive in Sedamsville shortly after 9 a.m.

Police said Cain was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus westbound on River Road when he crossed the double yellow line.

A preliminary investigation has determined his car hit an eastboundf 2014 Ford F-150, they said.

Cain was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was listed in critical condition until his death Tuesday.

The other driver, 26-year-old Kenneth Orloff, was treated on scene and released, police said.

Both drivers wore seatbelts, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

Excessive speed and impairment appear do not appear to be factors, according to police.

Any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department's Traffic Unit: 513-352-2514.

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