An auto crash in southeast Ohio left one man dead and a woman injured on November 30. The victim, who reportedly died at the scene of the accident, has been identified as 24-year-old Tylor E. Tong of Latham. The accident happened at about 5:30 am on Morgan Fork Rd, Benton Township, Monroe County.
The Pike County Coroner arrived at the crash scene shortly after the accident and confirmed the victim's death. Tong was a right-front passenger in a white Oldsmobile Alero driven by 20-year-old Keysha L. McMillian of Chillicothe, Ohio.
McMillan was northbound on Morgan Fork road when she veered off the road's right side and struck a tree. The impact left Tong trapped in the vehicle, and first responders had to extricate him. The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and medics rushed her to Adena Pike Medical Center.
Eyewitnesses told the Ohio State Patrol that the crash became fatal because the victim wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The auto crash in southeast Ohio is currently under investigation by the Portsmouth Post of OSP.
Ohio isn't a stranger to road accidents as reports disclose that it occupies the 7th position in the list of states with the most car accidents in the US. Crash reports show that Ohio's accident rate is 18% higher than the nation's average and has the highest proportion of speedy drivers than any state.
Also, 24 out of 10,000 drivers in Ohio have a prior reckless driving incident on their record. The state's alarming accident rates have been a source of concern to its residents, and the government has reiterated its desire to put modalities in place to curb these unfortunate car accidents.
A car accident victim can seek redress in a court of law with an Ohio car accident lawyer's assistance. The attorney would advise on the law's position on vehicle crashes and get you the maximum compensation.