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71-year-old man killed in Ross County 3-vehicle crash involving semi-truck

Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened on U.S. 23 at Deboard Road around 3:35 p.m.
Credit: WBNS-10TV / Clay Gordon

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles, including a semi-truck in Ross County on Wednesday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened on U.S. 23 at Deboard Road, just south of Chillicothe around 3:35 p.m.

A Kia Forte and the semi-truck were traveling northeast on U.S. 23. When the truck attempted to make a lane change, it hit the rear of the Kia.

The car spun out of control, crossed four lanes and was hit by a Ford Escape that was traveling in the southeast bound lanes.

The passenger in the Kia, 71-year-old Roger Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene, OSHP says. The driver was airlifted to Grant Medical Center in serious condition.

The driver of the Ford was taken to Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. OSHP did not provide their condition.

The driver of the semi did not suffer any injuries.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected at this time, according to OSHP. The crash remains under investigation.

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