Police ID victim in fatal hit-skip crash on Christmas Day

Excessive speed and impairment appear to be factors, police say.
A crash on West 8th Street in West Price Hill on Christmas morning.
A crash on West 8th Street in West Price Hill on Christmas morning.(WXIX)
Published: Dec. 25, 2021 at 7:44 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - One person died Saturday morning due to a suspected OVI crash in West Price Hill.

It happened in the 4100 block of West 8th Street near a Sunoco gas station.

Officers with CPD’s Traffic Unit responded around 2:30 a.m., according to a police statement.

Ladre Gibson, 28, was driving a Chevrolet Classic west on West 8th and turning left onto Trenton Avenue, police say.

An unknown driver in a Hyundai Tuscon was driving west on West 8th at the same time approaching the Trenton Avenue intersection.

While Gibson was making her turn, the Hyundai traveled left of center and struck the Chevrolet, causing both vehicles to flip over, police say.

The Hyundai driver allegedly got out of the car and fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

EMS transported Gibson to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she died, according to CPD.

Gibson’s seatbelt use is unknown.

Excessive speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

Any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 513.352.2514.

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