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Head on Collision Claims Life of 19 Year Old Westfall Graduate


CIRCLEVILLE – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers from the Circleville Post are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on State Route 56 in Pickaway County. 

On Sunday, April 22, 2018 at approximately 4:57 P.M., a silver 2004 Ford Taurus driven by Justin Paul Butcher, age 19 of Circleville was traveling west on State Route 56, when it traveled left of center, striking an eastbound red 2015 GMC Terrain driven by Emily Nicole Walker, age 20, also of Circleville.  Ms. Walker was transported via MedFlight to Grant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Mr. Butcher was pronounced dead at the scene by units from Scioto Township and Williamsport EMS.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor in the crash and toxicology results are pending from the Pickaway County Coroner’s Office.  

The crash remains under investigation.

Responding units were Ohio Highway Patrol, Circleville EMS, and Southwest Pickaway out of Williamsport.  Southwest Pickaway First Responders were responsible for extrication of Emily Walker from her vehicle.


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