Passenger Dies in Overnight Crash in Middletown

(MIDDLETOWN, OH) -- A one vehicle crash in Middletown claimed the life of the passenger around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Brenda L. Coleman, 30, of Middletown, died when a car driven by Shannon Peverelle, 27, also of Middletown, struck a tree on Verity Parkway just before Lafayette Avenue.

Peverelle was transported to the Miami Valley Hospital.

The accident is still under investigation by the Middletown Police Department.  They say that alcohol and/or drugs are a possible factor in the crash.