One person died, and two others suffered injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Madison County. The accident occurred on Tuesday night, January 4th. Failure to obey at a stop sign appears to have caused the occurrence.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol West Jefferson Post said the crash happened on US-42 at Price-Hilliards Roads at approximately 5:15 p.m. The investigators said a 2005 Toyota Highlander operated by a 21-year-old man from Hillard failed to stop at a stop sign. A 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck traveling south on US-42, driven by a 77-year-old Plain City woman, struck the Highlander’s passenger side.
A passenger traveling in the Highlander, Candra Mari Reinhart, 22, of Irwin, died at the accident scene. The police said she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Medics transported the drivers of both vehicles to Grant Medical Center to treat severe injuries.
A passenger in the pickup truck also sustained severe wounds and received treatment at Riverside Methodist Hospital. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, US 42 reopened just before 10 p.m. The Madison County Sheriff's Office, Pleasant Valley Fire and EMS, Madison County Coroner’s Office, and Ohio Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.
The two-vehicle collision in Madison County remains under investigation. The police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the occurrence.
Traffic collisions either end in injuries or death. Following a collision, the victim can file a compensation claim against the fault party for their injuries and property damage. Where the victim dies, their relatives can commence a wrongful death action.
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