(700 WLW)- Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil reports a single vehicle crash that occurred at 11690 Grooms Road in Sycamore Township Monday Evening. A 2003 Kia Rio being operated by Nurlan Nugirbekov, age 46 was traveling northbound in the 11000 block of Grooms Road. Mr. Nugirbekov failed to negotiate a left bound curve in the road and drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a concrete storm drain wall in a head on manner. Mr. Nugirbekov's vehicle came to rest and caught fire. Mr. Nugirbekov was not utilizing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The Sycamore Township Fire Department extricated Mr. Nugirbekov using nonmechanical means and was able to contain the vehicle fire to the engine compartment. Mr. Nugirbekov was transported to Bethesda North Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash. Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit.