81-year-old woman killed in Licking County crash


COLUMBUS, Ohio - One woman is dead after a crash on SR-16 in Licking County.

The crash happened just after 3:15 p.m. near Silver Street, southwest of Granville.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 81-year-old Shirley Ashbrook was driving westbound on SR-16 when it went left of center striking an eastbound box truck.

Her vehicle continued westbound striking an eastbound Hyundai Elantra.

Ashbrook was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Elantra was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway Patrol said all were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol or drug use is not suspected.

The crash remains under investigation.