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PD: Mother of teen driver killed in Fairfield crash

Posted at 9:29 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 19:48:44-05

FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- A mother being driven by her teen son died from injuries in a crash on Port Union Road early Friday morning, according to Fairfield police.

The 50-year-old woman was riding in the front passenger seat with her 17-year-old son at the wheel when their Honda Civic slid into the opposite lane and crashed into a Jeep Patriot near Quality Boulevard, according to Fairfield Police Department spokesman Officer Doug Day.

The Civic was eastbound on Port Union Road when crash occurred about 6:40 a.m., Day said. The roads were covered by snow and slush at that time.

The victim died at 9:10 a.m. from multiple traumatic injuries, according to Butler County Coroner Lisa Mannix. WCPO is not identifying the victim because her son has not been charged.

First responders transported the teen driver to Mercy Hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep Patriot was not hurt.

Authorities had closed Port Union Road near Quality Boulevard so a crash reconstruction crew could take a full scan of the area. The road has since reopened, but the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

"We assume probably weather-related. We can't say for sure until their investigation is done, but you have to make that assumption," Day said.