Woman Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole


UPDATED: Sunday February 3, 2013 4:11 PM

One person was killed and another person was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on Sunday morning.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a vehicle carrying 45-year-old Gerald Keeton of Magnetic Springs and 37-year-old Shelby L. McClincy of Richwood went off the roadway along Hopewell Road in Leesburg Township at about 6:49 a.m.

OSP officials said that the vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck a utility pole before coming to a rest.

Keeton was taken to the Union County Memorial Hospital and then was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus by medical helicopter.

McMclincy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remained under investigation.

It was unknown who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Investigators said that they believed alcohol could have been a factor in the crash.

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