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Man killed after crashing into utility pole in Hamilton

Tylersville Road is back open following the deadly crash
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Posted at 7:20 AM, Nov 17, 2021

HAMILTON — One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Hamilton.

Hamilton Police said officers responded to the crash on Tylersville Road just before 3 a.m.

"Butler County Dispatch got a call from a citizen that said there was a car in the ditch on Tylersville Road," said Sgt. Rich Burkardt, with the Hamilton Police Department.

The road was closed most of the morning between Mourning Dove and Hamilton Enterprise Parkway. Police said crews had to replace the utility pole.

Burkardt said it's not a stretch of road that frequently sees crashes.

"It comes down a hill and you'd think there would be more accidents, I would because coming down a winding hill," he said. "But we don't have too many accidents out there."

Police said the man slid across the road and hit an utility pole. He was trapped inside the vehicle after the utility pole snapped in half.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Two of his wheels went off the right side of the road," said Burkardt. "When he got them back up, the car slid and it went left on the other side of the road. When it went left on the other side of the road, it went in a ditch and hit a telephone pole.

Officials said there is no evidence at the scene to suggest that impairment was a factor. The Butler County coroner will perform an autopsy on Thursday.

Police said the man's identity will not be released until family is notified, but the man was 33 years old.