3 killed in Clermont Co. crash, including parents, teen
(FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH) -- A head on crash in Clermont County has injured three children and claimed the lives the parents of the children, as well as a local teen.
Police say around 12:40 a.m. Thursday morning, a Ford Focus driven by Krystal Delaney, 18, of Felicity, Ohio, crossed the center line of state Route 133 and struck a Chrysler Concorde head on.
Police believe Delaney may have fallen asleep at the wheel. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers believe she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Delaney was a senior at Felicity Franklin High School. She was set to graduate on Sunday.
Her classmates have been coping with the loss.
"She's a fixture here, everybody liked her , a jokester, she was in the choir, she won a national award for singing, she was very talented," said superintendent William Shepherd.
"We will definitely miss her, and her class of 2008 will miss her as well."
Joshua Day, 31, of Bethel, was behind the wheel of the Concorde. He and his wife, Rita Day, 27, were also pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Joshua Day was not wearing a seat belt, but Rita Day was, and they were both killed on impact.
Also in the car were the Joshua and Rita Days' three children, a girl, age 2, and a boy and a girl, ages 6 and 7. They were all transported to Children's Hospital via AirCare. Hospital officials say the 2-year-old has been treated and released to family members. The older children are in fair condition.
Officers say the 6 and 7 year olds were wearing seat belts and the 2-year-old was belted in a booster seat.