PD: 1 dead after truck goes airborne, crashes into balcony in Westwood

PD: 1 dead after Westwood crash
PD: 1 dead after Westwood crash
Posted at 10:05 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 18:13:44-04

CINCINNATI -- A man is dead after his son slammed into two parked cars, went airborne and crashed into an apartment's balcony, according to police.

The son was driving northbound on Boudinot Avenue in a pickup truck Monday morning, Capt. Paul Broxterman said.

Witnesses told police it looked like he was trying to make the light at Werk Road.

Broxterman said the driver hit the brakes when the light changed, lost control and struck two parked cars near the intersection with Werk Road. The truck went airborne and crashed into the balcony.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

"Just looking at the damage here, that orange truck had to be flying," Broxterman said.

The son was out of the truck and alert when police arrived. First responders removed his father, 47-year-old Kevin Hughes, who'd been riding in the passenger seat. He died at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt, police said.

An online survey from the City of Cincinnati shows people have complained about poor visibility and drivers running red lights at the intersection, along with people driving too fast along Boudinot.

Cincinnati police wrote one speeding ticket on all of Boudinot Avenue last year, according to data provided to WCPO. There was another speeding ticket written on Montana Avenue near Boudinot, and another on Glenhills Way near Boudinot.

Above is a map locating all speeding citations issued on Cincinnati's local roads and state routes (not including interstate expressways). To zoom, use the +/- buttons in the bottom left corner.