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Miami first-year dies

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 23:01

Around 6:20 a.m. passersby reported seeing a car that had traveled off the road and into a field on state Route 129 just west of Garner Road in Morgan Township, according to Sgt. Monte Mayer. Responders found the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta about 80 feet off the roadway. They believe the car traveled off the right side of the roadway, tumbled over and ejected the driver before stopping in the field.

Mayer said Butler County officers do not know exactly when the crash occurred, but they believe it happened sometime overnight.

“There’s probably more questions than there are answers at this point,” Mayer said. “We don’t know the exact time of the crash, what the actual causes were, our office and the coroner’s office is trying to patch it together right now.”

According to Director of University News and Communication Claire Wagner, Miami’s system shows Sefton was in her first year taking classes at the Hamilton and Oxford campuses. Sefton, 18, was an athletic training major.

“The university’s entire heart goes out to the student’s family,” Mike Curme, interim associate vice president and dean of students, said.

When information about services is available, it will be posted to MyMiami.

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