BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - One person was killed and another was injured in a crash that shut down State Route 4 in Hamilton early Wednesday morning, according to Hamilton fire officials.
Wednesday afternoon the Butler County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 35-year-old Jeremiah Roy Evans of Hamilton. His time of death is listed a 1:55 a.m.
Police and fire crews responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a utility pole on SR 4 at Hanover Street just after midnight, Butler County dispatchers said.
Hamilton fire officials said their crews transported two people to the hospital.
A medical helicopter responded to Fort Hamilton Hospital to pick up one of the crash victims and fly that person to another hospital to receive more advanced treatment, Butler County dispatchers said.
Evans’s family says he was a passenger in the back seat when the accident happened.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.