Cops: Cicada Caused Cincinnati Car Crash

An Ohio motorist yesterday lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a utility pole after a cicada flew into the car through an open window and struck him in the face, cops report.

The one-car crash Monday occurred on a Cincinnati road adjacent to the Ohio River. As seen in the above Cincinnati Police Department photo, the Chevrolet sedan’s airbags were deployed.

The male driver--who was not cited by police in connection with the crash--was not seriously injured.

The Brood X cicada, however, did not survive the accident. Police found the vile insect’s lifeless body on the Chevy’s floorboard.