Middletown man ejected, killed after car crash into building

3 others remain hospitalized, OSHP says

A 21-year-old Middletown man was killed after he was ejected Tuesday night when in a car crash that injured three others.

The victim was identified as Charles Barrett, who was pronounced dead at the scene on Lefferson Road in Middletown, according to a release issued Wednesday evening by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Hamilton Post.

Barrett was a passenger in a 2008 Mini Cooper that was headed east on Lefferson Road around 9 p.m. when the driver, Jordan Kenyon, 22, of Middletown, “was traveling at a very high rate of speed” before he lost control, traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a building, the patrol said.

Kenyon and passenger Khalil Cozad, also 22 of Middletown, suffered serious injuries and are hospitalized, as is a 17-year-old boy who suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, according to the highway patrol.

The crash remains under investigation, and whether alcohol or drugs were a factor is not known.

The Middletown Division of Police, Middletown Division of Fire and Butler County Coroner’s Office assisted the OSHP at the scene.

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