The Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has, in a news release, reported the death of 74-year-old Larry D. Jividen of West Columbia on Monday, 30th November. The report revealed that he died in a two-vehicle crash in Meigs County on State Route 7 near milepost 17, after colliding with a truck.
According to troopers, their preliminary investigation disclosed that Larry, who was driving a 2005 Ford F-150, went left of the road's center and crashed into an oncoming Dodge Ram driven by 60-year-old Stanley R. Kevech of Charleroi. After the collision, the victim's truck veered off the left side of the road and hit a guardrail.
Kevech's vehicle wandered off the left side of the road, crashing into a mailbox before going down an embankment. The victim's 71-year-old wife, Brenda K. Jividen was a passenger in the Ford, and she sustained non-incapacitating injuries.
Meigs County EMS transported the woman to Holzer Emergency Department. Kevech suffered no injuries in the accident, but medics confirmed Larry dead at the crash scene. All the occupants of the vehicles were wearing safety belts when the collision occurred.
The two-vehicle crash in Meigs County is under investigation, and the accident scene was reportedly closed for 3 hours to facilitate the preliminary inquiry. The state patrol had the assistance of Meigs County Sheriff's Office, Meigs County ODOT, Meigs County EMS, Chester Volunteer Fire Department, Meigs County Coroner's Office, Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, 33 Auto, and Racine Service Center.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Several factors contribute to crashes. They are mostly from the negligence of drivers, and victims can recover damages from an at-fault driver as long as they did not contribute to the collision.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a crash, contact an Ohio car accident attorney for help and guidance right away.