Man Dead After Striking a Tree Near Xavier's Campus

( Cincinnati, OH ) - A man is dead after a crash near Xavier University Tuesday afternoon. 

Police say 64 year-old Anthony Crooks was driving near Victory Parkway and Dana Ave when he went off the road and struck a tree. He was taken to UC Medical where he was pronounced dead. 

Investigators aren't sure what led Mr. Crooks to leave the roadway. It's unknown if speed or impairment were factors. 

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Cincinnati’s traffic unit at 513-352-2514.


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