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Man killed when car hits tree in Clifton Heights

 A 42-year-old man is dead after his truck struck a tree in Clifton Heights late Wednesday night (WKRC)

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Ohio (WKRC) - A 42-year-old man is dead after his truck struck a tree in Clifton Heights late Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the scene on Clifton Avenue near the University of Cincinnati's campus just before midnight.

According to police, 42-year-old Hassane Ghechaoui was driving a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck north on Clifton Avenue when he lost control, striking a concrete curb of the center median barrier and then striking a tree.

Ghechaoui was not wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Excessive speed didn't appear to be a factor in the crash, according to police. Whether alcohol or drugs played a role is unknown at this time.

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