SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A 46-year-old man died Monday evening in a fiery, single-car crash near East Kemper Road and Reed Hartman Highway.
At 6:21 p.m., Nurlan Nugirbekov was driving his 2003 Kia Rio north in the 11000 block of Grooms Road when he failed to negotiate a leftbound curve and struck a concrete storm drain wall head-on, police said. Nugirbekov's vehicle came to rest and caught fire. He was not wearing a seat belt.
The Sycamore Township Fire Department extricated Nugirbekov using non-mechanical means and contained the vehicle fire to the engine compartment.
Nugirbekov was transported to Bethesda North Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash. Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit.