Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after two drivers were killed and a passenger was injured Monday night in a wrong-way crash on the US-6 bypass around Fremont.
The OSHP says Charles Starks, 61, of Fremont, was driving a Kia Optima eastbound in the westbound lanes of the US-6 bypass at 7:23 p.m. Monday. Troopers say Starks struck Evelyn Hunt, 57, of Fremont, who was driving a Dodge Dakota pick-up head on, causing severe damage to both vehicles.
Starks was not wearing a safety belt.
According to the OSHP, both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene. Hunt's 15-year-old grandson was seriously injured in the accident. He was transported to a Fremont hospital by Life Squad and is listed in critical condition.
The Fremont Highway Patrol dispatch and Sandusky County Sheriff's office began receiving calls of the wrong-way driver on the US-6 bypass near north state Route 19 heading eastbound in the westbound lanes at 7:22. When officers responded to the area, they came upon the crash.
The westbound lanes of the US-6 bypass were closed from around 7:30 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.
One of the responding officers says the crash was hard to see first hand.
"It's very difficult, especially with the holiday season, Christmas a few days away. I've been doing this for 15 years and every fatal crash you respond to is difficult, but this one is definitely one of those that will stick in your mind, for the remainder of our careers, everyone who responded here," said Sgt. Angel Burgos with OSHP.
Officers say if you find yourself in a situation such as this, pull over to the side of the road as quickly and safely as possible and contact authorities.
The crash remains under investigation, but OSHP says they believe alcohol may have played a role in the crash.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:03 GMT
On Thursday afternoon a one vehicle accident took the life of a Pickens man. Forty-three-year-old William Blackstock of Pickens, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43 in MadisonMore >>
William Blackstock, 43, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43, about 2 miles north of Highway 17, in Madison County.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:25:27 GMT
Rankin County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a Hinds County Sheriff's Deputy along with his wife. Both were found deceased in their residence at 126 Caledonian Blvd. around 9 last night.More >>
A caller to 911 said the couple's two young children came to their house told them their dad may have shot their mother. More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:59:33 GMT
Tony Gene Stewart, of Raymond, has been arrested, accused of sexual crimes against children. He is currently being held in the Calhoun County jail. He is facing 5 counts of sexual battery of a childMore >>
The sheriff says he is being held on $500,000 bond.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:05:22 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:55:20 GMT
Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence room. We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnightMore >>
We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnight Sunday or overnight Monday.More >>
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