Ben Flick, Cincinnati’s 19-year-old offensive lineman from Hamilton, was killed Saturday night in a Butler County car crash. The crash occurred in Hanover Township, which is an area between Hamilton and Oxford. Flick was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other men were in the vehicle, all three were injured and two are currently in critical condition. The other young men that were injured were fellow Bearcats Mark Barr and Javon Harrison, along with Miami University freshman Sean Van Dyne. It is still unknown who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Barr, Harrison, and Van Dyne are currently receiving medical treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Reports say that Barr and Van Dyne are still in critical condition, and Harrison has improved from stable condition to fair condition.
Cincinnati Head Coach, Tommy Tuberville, was very upset to learn the news of the crash.
“I can’t put into words how tragic this is. As a father and a coach, it’s something you hope you never have to go through. Ben was so proud to be a part of this team and university,” said Tuberville in a statement released Sunday.
“He worked hard and had shown a great deal of improvement since the summer. His future was bright. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flick family on their loss. We also hope and pray for Mark and Javon to recover from their injuries.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flick, Barr, Harrison, Van Dyne, and their families.