CIRCLEVILLE – The Circleville Post handled a three vehicle fatal crash on US 23 south of CR-511 (North Court Street) in Pickaway County.
On Saturday, August 17, 2019 at approximately 2242 hours, a trooper from the Circleville Post was traveling southbound on US 23 south of CR-511 (North Court Street) when he was struck by a northbound vehicle that was traveling in the wrong direction on US 23 in the southbound lanes. The Circleville Post trooper activated his overhead lights in an attempt to capture the attention of the wrong way driver. Before the trooper had time to catch the wrong way driver, the wrong way vehicle had struck two other vehicles head-on. As a result of this crash, Joshua Fyffe Jr, 17 of Ashville, was pronounced deceased at the scene, and his passenger Vladyslav Gaidai, 17 of Ashville was flown by Survival Flight to Grant Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Carol J. Fowler, 56 of Pickerington, was transported to Berger Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. A passenger in the other vehicle struck was transported to Berger Hospital where he was treated and released. The other three occupants in that vehicle were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting with the crash investigation, and further details will be released when known.
The Circleville Post was assisted by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison Township Fire Department, Circleville Fire Department, and ODOT.