Coroner identifies driver killed in Fairfield crash

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield. (Matt Lawrence, WKRC)

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) - A is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield Friday. The Butler County Coroner identified him as Luke Minerd, 17.

Emergency crews were first called to the scene at the 200 block of Joe Nuxhall Way around 3 p.m. It appears the teen hit a tree. Minerd was the only person in the vehicle.

Joe Nuxhall Way was closed in the area while police investigated.

Before the accident, Fairfield Police received a request to check on Minerd's welfare. He wasn't home. Officers began checking city parks for him or his car. An officer checking Joyce Park spotted a car matching the description of Minerd's car. As the officer walked up to the car, Minerd sped off. He crashed soon after.

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