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Monday, December 30, 2019

Fatal crash on US-27 in Highland Heights kills construction worker, results in charges for driver


A vehicle crash that occurred on Alexandria Pike (US-27) in Highland Heights near the intersection located by Lowe's Home Improvement has resulted in one fatality, another injured and the driver in jail.

The two-car crash occurred on December 23 around 1:30 p.m.

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Jeffrey R. Holbrook, 53, of Bethel, Ohio died two days later on Christmas Day at University Hospital as a result of his injuries suffered in the collision.

According to Highland Heights Police, Holbrook was directing traffic around a construction zone in which crews were repairing a section of sidewalk. The scene was closed for several hours as crash investigation teams were reconstructing the crash site.

A release stated that "a Chevrolet Camaro, northbound in US 27, operated by 20 year old Karim Zein, of Independence, KY, disregarded Holbrook’s directions striking him and then a construction vehicle."

Karim Zein, 20, was charged with assault first degree after police say his vehicle struck and killed a construction worker in Highland Heights. 
A passenger, in the construction vehicle was transported and released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Today, Zein was initially charged with Assault First degree. After being released from the hospital for his injuries, he was held at the Hamilton County Jail and is being extradited to Campbell County today.

The crash is still under investigation.

Zein is being held on a one million dollar bond.



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