Driver killed when car hits tree in North Fairmount

A driver died after his car crashed into a tree in North Fairmount on Sunday morning, according...
A driver died after his car crashed into a tree in North Fairmount on Sunday morning, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.(WXIX)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 8:05 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 4:57 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) -A driver died after his car crashed into a tree in North Fairmount early Sunday, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

Police officers and firefighters responded to the 2100 block of Harrison Avenue at about 2 a.m.

The driver of a 2003 Pontiac Grand AM traveling east on Harrison Avenue lost control of the vehicle, it went off the right side of the road and struck a tree, police said.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name was not released.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Excessive speed and impairment appear to be factors, they say, adding that it’s unclear if drugs or alcohol played a role.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit: 513-352-2514.

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