NEW DETAILS: One-car crash claims life of Ross student in Butler County

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

A one-car crash that claimed the life of a Ross High School junior remains under investigation, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The passenger in the vehicle, 17-year-old Briana Tzeiranakis, died from her injuries from the crash that happened in Morgan Twp.

Investigators said the crash was in the 4800 block of Cincinnati Brookville Road between Scott Street and Alert New London Road in Morgan Twp. It happened about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

A 2022 Honda Civic driven by a 16-year-old male, who was not identified by the sheriff’s office, struck a utility pole.

Tzeiranakis was flown by AirCare to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where she died from her injuries. The driver was treated at the scene.

The Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (START) responded to investigate.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts, and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors, the sheriff’s office said in a release Tuesday.

Ross High School Principal Brian Martin sent an email to the community about the death of Tzeiranakis.

“It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today to share some very sad news,” Martin wrote. “One of our beloved students, junior Briana Tzeiranakis, has tragically passed away as the result of a car accident. Out thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and everyone who knew and loved her.”

Ross Local Schools planned to offer counseling to students and staff, Martin’s statement said. Counselors will be at the high school on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.

“Briana was a bright light in our school, known for her kindness, intellect, and sense of humor,” Martin said. “She touched the lives of many, and her absence will be deeply felt by all of us.”