HIGHLAND COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Kolton Hamilton, of Hillsboro, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a Thursday morning fatal vehicle crash in Highland County.

Hamilton, 16, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in White Oak Township Thursday morning.


According to reports, Hamilton was operating a vehicle on OH-321 near Mills Lane in Hillsboro, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 7 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with another vehicle.

Hamilton was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The other involved driver was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Highland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 43,317. Its county seat is Hillsboro. The county is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers – Wikipedia.