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Batavia Post investigating fatal crash on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Press Release

The Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving four vehicles. The crash occurred on Jan. 18 at approximately 3:18 p.m. on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike in Miami Township, Clermont County.

The preliminary investigation showed a Honda Pilot, operated by John Keehnen, 71, of Loveland, was traveling northbound on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike when his vehicle traveled left of center and allegedly struck a southbound Buick Envision, operated by Barbara Miller, 68, of Loveland.

Following the impact with the Buick, the Honda allegedly struck two additional southbound vehicles: a Toyota Prius, operated by Austin Fuson, 25, of Alexandria, Ky.; and a Honda Accord, operated by a 16-year-old from Loveland. Keehnen’s vehicle then continued off the left side of the roadway, striking a mailbox and a tree.

Keehnen was pronounced deceased at the scene. Miller sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. Fuson, the 16-year-old and a passenger, Randall Metz, 77, of Loveland, were not injured.

Keehnen was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Miami Township Fire and EMS, Miami Township Police Department and the Clermont County Coroner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.