Fatal crash on US 22 in Warren County


Troopers from the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 4:42 a.m. on US 22 near Hopewell Valley Drive in Hamilton Township, Warren County.

Ryan Chandler Spears, 20, of Morrow was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang westbound on US 22. The Mustang drove left of center, off the left side of the roadway, and struck a power pole, according to police. Spears was the only occupant and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner’s office.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Hamilton Township Police and Fire.