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UC Football Player Killed in Crash

HANOVER TOWNSHIP (Jeff Hirsh) -- A woman calls 911 after she finds the wreckage of a car involved in a crash that takes the life of a UC football player and injures 3 others.

Counselors set up at two area schools today, The University of Cincinnati, for football players and coaches, and for Hamilton High School students and staff.

That's because the young man killed in Saturdays one car crash in Butler County was Ben Flick, a current member of the UC football team and a Hamilton High School graduate.  Local 12 News reporter Jeff Hirsh has more on the tragic accident and how friends are trying to cope.

At the accident scene Monday pieces of broken glass and pieces of broken hearts.  Ben was a polite young man, always had a smile.  Great kid, great family 19 year old ben flick, a Hamilton High School grad, was killed, and three others in the car including two other UC football players, were injured.
The three freshman athletes attended the UC vs Miami game in Oxford Saturday afternoon, but did not play because they are being red shirted. 

That means they are held out for a year in order to develop.

The crash, at the intersection of Stalheber and Morman Roads, occurred about 10:30 Saturday night.

Here's apparently what happened.  The car was coming down Stahlheber, lost control, crossed the yellow line and hit a tree.  The car then bounced across the street into a ditch, and then flipped on its top ending up on the lawn.
A woman driving by saw the wreckage with two people inside and two others ejected. 

Others in the car are identified as Javon Harrison from Dayton and Mark Barr from Florida, both UC redshirt football players.  And the driver, identified as 18 year old Sean Van Dyne a student at Miami University.

A vigil was held last night at Hamilton High School where both Van Dyne and Flick are graduates.

The woman who called 911 said she smelled alcohol at the wreckage, but a spokesman for the Butler County Sheriff's Office says there are no conclusions yet on the cause of the accident. 

Two of those injured, Mark Barr and Sean Van Dyne, remain hospitalized in critical condition.  Javon Harrision is in fair condition.



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