15-year-old driving during fatal Warren County crash

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Authorities say a 15-year-old was behind the wheel during a fatal crash in Warren County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Springboro Road near Red Lion-Five Points Road in Clearcreek Township just after 8 p.m. on Thursday.

OSP says the car was going east on Springboro Road when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a utility pole and flipped several times.

The passenger in the car, 17-year-old Noah J. Theiss, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a Junior at Bishop Fenwick High School.

The 15-year-old driver and another 16-year-old passenger were taken to separate hospitals, where they were treated and released.

OSP says speed is considered a factor in the crash. Authorities say none of the people in the car were wearing seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.

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