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