STONELICK TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - A 9-year-old girl died in a two-vehicle crash in Clermont County Monday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The girl was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on State Route 132 in Stonelick Township near Anstaett Road just north of Owensville just about 6:30 p.m., patrol officials said in a news release.
A preliminary investigation determined the driver of a 2008 Ford F-250 pickup truck headed southbound on State Route 132 traveled left of center while negotiating a curve, striking a northbound 2018 Ford Fusion head-on.
The Ford ran onto the right shoulder and hit a guardrail.
The 9-year-old was a passenger in the Ford Fusion. Shelly Harmon says her daughter, Leighana, was killed.
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“My whole world. My beautiful, smart, kind, caring, generous, mature, responsible, pretty, loving, amazing, awesome, joy of my life, my everything, pure perfection of a daughter, Leighana, I will see you again one day, I promise! Mom loves you so much always and forever! Dad is headed into surgery and promised he will be okay and that we can and will together find a way to live life for you!” Shelly told FOX19 NOW.
A male driver of that vehicle, Sean Harmon, 34, of Milford, was taken Bethesda North Hospital with serious injuries, state troopers said.
The driver of the pickup truck, Helena Taft, 25, of Loveland, reported no minor injuries. Stonelick Township EMS treated her at the scene.
Patrol officials said the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Alcohol and/or drugs are not factors, and everyone wore seatbelts.