Coroner IDs man killed in Columbia Parkway crash

Coroner IDs man killed in Columbia Parkway crash
The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office responded to a fatal crash that shut down Columbia Parkway for several hours overnight, Cincinnati police say. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The identity of the person who died in a crash on Columbia Parkway has been released.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office identified Samuel Kearney, 22, of Amelia, as the person who died from his injuries at the scene.

Kearney lost control of his vehicle on Columbia Parkway around 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

His vehicle went off the road, hit a guardrail, and then a concrete retaining wall, police said.

Kearney was wearing a seatbelt. He died at the scene of the crash, police said.

According to CPD, speeding appears to be a factor in the crash.

The main east-west thoroughfare along the Ohio River in eastern Cincinnati was blocked between Delta Avenue and William Howard Taft Road in Columbia Tusculum from about 10 p.m. Sunday until just before 4 a.m. Monday, police said.

The Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit, which handles all serious and/or fatal crashes, is investigating.

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