(Tri-State) -- Christmas Eve crashes killed three men in Southwest Ohio.
Late Tuesday afternoon, police say 23 year old Nicholas Wilson lost control of his vehicle while driving on SR 132. The car hit a guardrail, and flipped several times before landing upside-down in a creek. Wilson was killed. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Just before midnight, Cincinnati Police say 28 year old Orion Finnigan was speeding west on Montgomery Road, in Kennedy Heights. His vehicle rear-ended another, before veering into the oncoming lanes. There, it hit a northbound car head-on.
Finnigan was ejected from his Hyundai, and pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the car he rear-ended was not seriously injured, but the other driver, 78 year old Arnold Curtis, Jr., died from his injuries.
Crash scene investigators say speed and impairment played a factor in that collision. Curtis was wearing a seat belt, but Finnigan was not.