Camden woman killed in weekend crash


SOMERVILLE — The Preble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Camden woman this past weekend on Northern Road in Somers Township.

According to a release from the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred on Saturday, June 12 at approximately 4:30 p.m., and the preliminary investigation showed that a 2005 Ford Freestar minivan was traveling west of Northern Road when the driver lost control going around a curve. The vehicle then traveled off the right side of the road, striking a tree.

The right front passenger in the van, Erica Browne, age 24 of Camden, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and rear-seat passenger were transported to McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the release, Camden Fire & EMS, Gasper Twp. EMS and the West Elkton-Gratis Township Fire Department responded to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the Preble County Coroner’s Office.
Erica Browne, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene

R-H Staff

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