1 dead following Friday crash in Mt. Airy

1 driver dead following Mt. Airy crash
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 7:09 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Speeding appears to be a factor in a crash that killed one person late Friday.

Douglas Brooks Jr., 51, died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center following a crash on Colerain Avenue near the intersection of W North Bend Road, the Cincinnati Police Department announced early Saturday.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, Brooks was northbound on Colerain Avenue in a 2000 Honda Accord when he lost control of the car, crossing the centerline and going into oncoming traffic, police explained.

Brooks then crashed into a 2013 Ford Fusion, which was being driven by 23-year-old Daija Gaulden, going southbound, CPD said.

Gaulden was not injured in the crash, while her passenger, 25-year-old Lamar Houston, suffered minor injuries. He is expected to be ok, police added.

Brooks was the only person involved in the crash who was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Cincinnati police.

While the investigation shows speeding is an apparent factor, it remains unknown if impairment had anything to do with the crash.

Call 513-352-2514 if you witnessed the crash.

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