Hamilton County, OH (March 14, 2024) – An area athletics director lost his life in a multi-car accident that occurred in Hamilton County on Thursday, March 14th. The collision occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Interstate 75.

According to an initial investigation, 52-year-old old Mark Harden was driving an SUV when his car collided with another vehicle driven by 40-year-old Richard Knesebeck, of Springboro and a semi-truck driven by 67-year-old Nicolae Negroiu of Canton, Michigan. The vehicles then struck an SUV that was being operated by 19-year-odl Luke Williams, of Maineville. Harden sustained critical injuries and died at the crash scene. No one else was injured as a result of the accident. Harden served as the athletics director at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 were closed for several hours while the crash was investigated but later reopened. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel during this time. The incident remains under investigation. No further information has been released.

We want to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Mark Harden following this fatal car accident in Hamilton County.

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio  Hamilton County, OH – Mark Harden Killed in Multi-Car Accident on I-75

Traffic accidents occur more than 600 times per day in Ohio. Not every collision will result in injuries but, unfortunately, many of them will. Sadly, more than 1,100 people will lose their lives in Ohio car accidents each year. Many of these victims will be innocent motorists who will be affected by the actions of careless and reckless drivers. Speeding, impairment, distraction, and more are among the leading causes of serious and fatal traffic collisions in our state.

Under Ohio law, you could be entitled to compensation if you have lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault. Some of the types of available compensation include:

  • Funeral and medical costs
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship and affection
  • Punitive damages, in some cases

The cause of every Ohio car accident must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. Ohio’s wrongful death laws are complicated and these cases are best handled by a skilled and experienced attorney.

Here at Attkisson Law Firm, we have a team of tough and dedicated attorneys who will be there for you every step of the way. Our firm provides guidance and legal assistance for people who have been hurt due to the negligence of others. We know that you are going through a difficult time and we are here to help. Before you speak with the insurance company, give us a call to see how we can be of assistance.

Our team is standing by now to take your call. We provide free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. Our firms serves car accident victims across Ohio and we would be honored to assist you as you move forward. When you work with us, there is no financial obligation until we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. To speak with one of our Hamilton County personal injury lawyers, please reach out using our online intake form or give us a call any time at (937) 276-9700.

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