Recent Mason HS grad killed in West Chester crash

Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 11:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 10:21 AM EDT
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WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - The 18-year-old who died late Tuesday following a crash in West Chester Township has been identified.

Jyan Waespe, 18, died from multiple traumatic injuries, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Waespe was a 2022 Mason High School grad, according to a Facebook post from Mason City Schools.

“This is a terrible loss, and our hearts go out to Jyan’s family and friends in what we know must be unimaginable grief,” the Facebook post read.

Mason High School held its graduation ceremony on May 22.

The crash was reported shortly after 11 p.m. at Tylersville Road and Butler-Warren Road near Voice of America Park, according to West Chester Township spokesperson, Barb Wilson.

A driver southbound on Butler Warren and failed to stop at a red light, according to the crash report. The driver hit Waespe who was driving east on Tylersville.

The 911 caller told the call taker: “The car ran the red light, and he was going, like, fast... 70 or 60... and this other guy was trying to move forward, and he hit the side of the car.”

Waespe was taken to UC West Chester Hospital and died overnight, Wilson said.

The intersection was shut down while police investigated, but it has since reopened.

Wilson said Wednesday morning the driver was charged with an OVI, but she issued a correction about 90 minutes later saying charges have not been filed.

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