The passenger of a car was pronounced dead just before 8:45 p.m. Saturday after a single-vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Canal Road.
INITIAL REPORT: Occupant pronounced dead at the scene of Fairfield Twp. accident
A 1993 Honda Del Sol driven by Kenneth E. Cyrek, of Trenton, was traveling eastbound on Canal Road when it went off the right side of the road and struck a metal utility pole, according to the Fairfield Twp. Police Department.
His wife, 26-year-old Kayla D. Cyrek, was the only other passenger in the vehicle, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Kenneth Cyrek was transported to UC Health West Chester Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Kayla Cyrek died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to an autopsy by the Butler County Coroner’s Office, which ruled her death an accident.
Fairfield Twp. Police Capt. Doug Lanier said not many crashes happen on Canal Road, adding, “it’s not a heavily traveled roadway.”
There were five documented crashes each year over the past few years, Lanier said, “with less than that several years prior.”
While Saturday night’s crash, and contributing factors, remain under investigation, Lanier said accidents on Canal Road in the past were “due to driver inattention, excessive speeding.”
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