Sheriff IDs passenger killed in Butler County crash

Sheriff IDs passenger killed in Butler County crash
Kyle Andrew Johnson, 22, of Cincinnati was pronounced dead shortly after he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital from the crash on Hamilton Richmond Road just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s official said. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has identified the passenger killed in a three-vehicle crash in Hanover Township earlier this week.

Kyle Andrew Johnson, 22, of Cincinnati, was pronounced dead shortly after he was flown to Miami Valley Hospital from the crash on Hamilton Richmond Road just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s official said.

“It’s always tragic to lose a life at such a young age. Our condolences to the family of the victim,” Sheriff Jones said.

The crash investigation remains ongoing, but authorities say so far it’s been determined that a 2004 Chevrolet Impala was traveling north on Hamilton Richmond Road when the car ran left of center.

The Chevrolet struck a 2004 Toyota Prius head-on.

The Impala was then struck by a 2014 Toyota Tundra, causing the Impala to flip.

Johnson who was a passenger in the Impala was killed.

The driver, Terrance Gains, was airlifted to the hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.

A woman in the Prius was taken by ambulance to Fort Hamilton Hospital with minor injuries.

A third person, a male in the pickup truck, declined medical treatment at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials have said the crash appears to be caused by speed and/or driver inattention.

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