Licking Valley High School junior killed in crash

(Photo: Michaela Sumner/The Advocate)

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio - A teenage girl is dead after a crash in eastern Licking County Thursday afternoon.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 16-year-old Emma Cunningham, of Nashport, was driving a car when she lost control and slid off the road just after 4 p.m. in the 4700 block of Licking Valley Road Northeast.

Troopers said she hit a ditch, flipped, and hit two utility poles.

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Licking Valley Local School District superintendent David Hile said Cunningham was a junior at Licking Valley High School and she was involved with the choir.

Hile said counselors will be available for students and staff on Friday.

OSHP said she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

OSHP is still investigating what caused Cunningham to lose control of the car.