1 Dead In Galena Crash


UPDATED: Saturday September 28, 2013 5:48 PM

The Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a teenager Friday night.

The crash occurred on Vans Valley Road west of Miller Paul Road in Galena shortly before 9 p.m.

Officers say Rayshawn R. Rankin, 19 of Galena, was behind the wheel when he drove left of center, over-corrected, and struck a guardrail and concrete bridge support.

One of the passengers, 19-year-old Kendra D. Helton of Worthingon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other passengers were identified as 18-year-old Eleanor Gallagher of Illinois and 16-year-old Austin T. Wray of Lewis Center.

Rankin, Gallagher and Wray were all expected to survive.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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