17-year-old high school student killed in wrong-way crash on I-71 identified

WARREN COUNTY — The 17-year-old Mason High School student killed in a wrong-way crash in Warren County on Thursday has been identified.

Chad Case, of Mason, was identified Friday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee who died on Interstate 71.

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As News Center 7 previously reported, Case was heading north in the southbound lanes of the interstate in the Deerfield Twp. 1:40 a.m. when his Jeep slammed into an oncoming semitrailer. Both vehicles went off the southeast side of the road and the semi overturned.

The driver of the semi suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to troopers.

Case died from his injuries at the scene.

In a statement sent to our news partners at WCPO in Cincinnati, Mason City Schools said they were grieving the loss.

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“Grief can manifest in many ways, and it’s crucial that we recognize and honor our own feelings and those of others,” the district said.

The district provided a crisis support team for high school students on Friday.

The crash remains under investigation.

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