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OSHP: Man killed in crash on U.S. 33 in Hocking County

The crash happened near Logan around 7:15 p.m. Friday
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HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio — A man was killed in a crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Route 33 near Logan in Hocking County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday on U.S. 33 near milepost 6 between State Route 180 and SR-664 in Hocking County. 

Troopers said Benjamin Welch, 40, of Logan, Ohio was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 33 when he struck another vehicle in the eastbound lanes head-on. 

Welch was pronounced dead on the scene by the Hocking County Coroner Dr. David Cummin.

The driver of the other vehicle was flown from the scene by Med-Flight to Grant Medical Center with serious injuries. 

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours but has since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.