Chillicothe – On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 8:02 P.M., a caller reported a 2001 Toyota Corolla was disabled on the exit ramp from US 23 northbound to State Route 159. At 8:03 P.M. another caller reported a 2013 Kia Optima, driven by Karla Wise, age 42, of Chillicothe, Ohio, struck the Toyota. Upon arrival on scene at 8:05 P.M.,troopers discovered the owner of the Toyota, Roger Detty, 76, also of Chillico the, laying in the roadway beside his vehicle.
Mr. Detty was initially transported by MedCare Ambulance to Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was later transported by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he died of his injuries from the crash.
Ms. Wise was transported by Springfield Township EMS to Adena Regional Medical Center.
The Springfield Township Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.