Chillicothe – The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a 2-vehicle, fatal crash that occurred on US 35 at 10:56 pm last night east of US 50 in Ross County, Ohio. A 2008 Honda Civic, operated by Mr. Joshua D. Eggers, 18, of Jackson, Ohio, was going east on US 35 when it went off the left side of the road, through the median, and into the westbound lanes of US 35. A 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by Ms. Penny S. Schreck, 45, of Oak Hill, Ohio, was going west on US 35 and struck Mr. Eggers’ vehicle.
Mr. Eggers was pronounced deceased at the scene by Ross County Coroner Investigator Dave Russell. Ms. Schreck sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. Ms. Schreck later succumbed to her injuries.
Traffic on US35 Westbound was closed down for two hours while they investigated.
Jefferson Township EMS, Liberty Township Fire and EMS, and the Ohio Department of Transportation were on scene.
The crash remains under investigation.