Victims of Butler County crash identified

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police have released the names of those involved in a deadly crash Wednesday morning.

The accident happened on Ohio By-Pass 4 between Hamilton-Mason Road and Tylersville Road.

Police say an Isuzu Rodeo was traveling southbound and went left of center, striking a Cadillac Escalade head-on.

The driver of the Rodeo, Thomas R. Godby, 44, of Hamilton, died at the scene.

Three occupants of the Escalade - Barbara Higgins, 35, Michael Higgins, 10 and Jaden Hall, 2, were all taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigation reveals that witnesses had observed the Isuzu operating in a reckless manor prior to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Preliminary toxicology reports have not yet been made available.