5 Ohioans killed in separate Christmas Eve crashes

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Five Ohioans have been killed in Christmas Eve car crashes.

Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Wilson of New Richmond died after his car veered off State Route 132 in southwestern Ohio, hit a guardrail and flipped several times before landing upside-down in a creek.

In Cincinnati, 28-year-old Orion Finnigan crashed into the back of another car before hitting a second car. He and the driver of the second car, 78-year-old Arnold Curtis Jr., were killed.

Police say speed and alcohol were likely factors.

In Saint Joseph Township in northwestern Ohio, 42-year-old Timothy Hartsock was killed after a car ran a stop sign and hit his car.

In the Village of West Liberty in western Ohio, 81-year-old Norma Jeannine Thomas-Smith of Urbana was killed after she crossed the center line and hit another car head-on.