By | February 8, 2024

A fatal motor vehicle accident has occurred in Clermont County, resulting in the loss of one life and leaving another person severely injured. The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when a car veered off the road and collided with a tree.

Car Crash Details

Authorities were alerted to the accident around 4:34 p.m., with State Troopers from the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol swiftly responding to the scene. According to initial investigations, a 2014 Cadillac ATS, while travelling westbound on State Route 125, lost control. The vehicle subsequently hit a roadside sign, a curb, before finally crashing into a tree.

Victims of the Accident

Two men, both occupants of the car, were critically injured in the crash. Emergency response teams from UC Air Care rushed to the scene, transporting the injured men to UC Medical Center. One of the victims, passenger Phillip Smith, 57, from Bethel, sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away in the hospital. The driver, Felix Smith, is currently in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

About Clermont County

Clermont County, situated in the U.S. state of Ohio, is known for its peaceful community and picturesque landscapes. However, this peaceful county became the site of this tragic incident, leaving the local community in mourning.

Investigation Underway

The circumstances leading to the accident remain unclear. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. As we wait for further updates, our thoughts are with the victims’ families and the Clermont County community during this difficult time.