1 passenger dead after Butler County crash

UPDATE: Butler Tech senior killed in weekend crash to be honored during graduation ceremony tonight

A 19-year-old killed in a St. Clair Twp. crash on Saturday night was a student at Butler Tech who was set to graduate tonight.

The school tweeted on Sunday that Brayden Leaker, 19, of Hamilton, was a senior construction student.

READ MORE: Hamilton man identified in fatal Butler County crash

Graduation is scheduled for tonight at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati. The school is planning to recognize Leaker by inviting his family to accept the first certificate of the evening.

According to the sheriff’s office, the car was traveling north on Hamilton Eaton Road around 9:45 p.m. when it went off the road and down an embankment striking a tree. According to initial reports, at least one person was possibly trapped in the wreckage.

Leaker was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while the driver and a second passenger were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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