19-year-old Moraine man killed in one-car crash into tree


A 19-year-old Moraine man was killed Wednesday evening after losing control and crashing into a tree in Moraine.

Vincent Smithson, 19, was identified as the victim by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

The one-car crash was reported around 5:35 p.m. in the 3700 block of Soldiers Home West Carrollton Road, according to the Moraine Police Division.

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Detective Sgt. Andy Parish said Smithson was the only person inside the car, a silver 2006 Mazda 3, according to a Moraine police report.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors, but speed may have contributed, said Parish, who noted that the roadway is curvy and hilly.

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