Lebanon teen dies after car crashes into tree early on Memorial Day

A 17-year-old Lebanon boy died early Memorial Day morning after a car crashed into a tree in Turtlecreek Twp.

Around 3:07 a.m. a 2002 Honda Civic was traveling south on Hart Road when the car went off the left side of the road near Miller Road and hit a tree, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lebanon post.

The teen, identified as Shawn Mitchell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Turtlecreek Twp. Fire and EMS assisted troopers at the scene.

Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.

The crash is at least the second fatality reported in the Miami Valley over the holiday weekend.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday Darke County sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jaysville St. Johns and Hollansburg Sampson roads.

A Chevrolet Cobalt was heading east on Hollansburg Sampson Road when the juvenile driver failed to yield at a stop sign, according to deputies. A Ford F-150 hit the Chevrolet while going south on Jaysville St. Johns Road.

The juvenile was taken to Wayne Health Care, where the victim died of injuries. The juvenile’s name has not been released at this time.

The driver of the truck and a passenger were treated at the scene.

Troopers are also investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in Clermont County Saturday that killed a Dayton man.

Terry M. Aikins, 67, was driving a motorcycle on state Rate 232 around 3:12 p.m. in Monroe Twp. when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the right side of the road and into the guardrail, according to the OSHP Batavia post.

Aikins was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to OSHP.

Staff writer Ed Richter contributed to this report.

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