Bainbridge, Ohio – The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred around 03:45pm on January 23, 2021. The crash happened on Pike Lake Rd just west of Morgan’s Fork Rd, in Benton Township.
William Scott, age 35, of Piketon was driving a green Ford Ranger westbound on Pike Lake Rd when the vehicle traveled left of center striking a black Chrysler Pacifica traveling eastbound, driven by Mykaila Lowman, age 23, of Waverly. Mr. Scott was transported to Ohio State University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Mykaila Lowman was pronounced deceased by the Pike County Coroner at the scene.
The Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Pike County Sheriff Office, Pike County Coroner Office, Pebble Twp. VFD, Huntington Twp. VFD and Portsmouth Ambulance.
The crash remains under investigation by troopers at the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Impairment is suspected to have been a factor in the crash.