TATE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two people, including a 17-year-old, were killed and two others were seriously injured after a crash in Tate Township Friday afternoon, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Police said the driver of a 2005 Honda Accord traveling east on Bethel New Richmond Road lost control and struck a 2015 black Ford Escape in the opposite lane. The Accord then traveled off the road and struck a utility pole. The force of both impacts split the vehicle in half, police said.
A 17-year-old passenger in the Accord, Austin T. Rose, was ejected from the vehicle. Both Rose and 26-year-old Jose F. Noland were pronounced dead at the scene by the Clermont County Coroner. Neither person wore a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.
The driver and a 16-year-old passenger in the Escape were transported to area hospitals in serious condition. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by OSHP's Batavia Post.