FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Bryce L. Hizer, of Oxford, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Franklin County, Ohio on Monday afternoon.

Hizer, 15, was killed and four other teens were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in rural Franklin County, Indiana.


According to police, A Pontiac operated by Zachary Ferneding, 18, Hamilton County, was traveling eastbound on Oxford Pike at Dorrel Road in Franklin County, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over.

Several occupants of the vehicle were ejected during the violent crash.

Hizer, a passenger, was pronounced dad at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Ferneding was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Three more passengers, Vivian Hilbert, age 16, Zachary C. Dockery, age 16, and Tyler D. Heatherly, age 15, all from Hamilton County, Ohio sustained serious injuries and were transported to Cincinnati area hospitals for treatment, reports Indiana State Police.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors at this time however, toxicology results are pending.

The investigation is ongoing.

The families of the victims have been notified.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2018 census estimates, the population was 1,310,300, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.