Piketon – The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle head on crash that occurred on US 23 at River Road in Pike County, Ohio on August 12, 2020 at 5:50 a.m.
A 2010 Subaru Forester, driven by Rodney McKinley, 63, of McDermott, Ohio, was traveling northbound on US 23 near River Road when a 1997 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Spriggs, 43, of Waverly, Ohio crossed from the southbound lanes to travel southbound in the northbound lanes of US 23. Mr. McKinley was struck head-on by Mr. Spriggs causing both vehicles to become disabled blocking US 23 northbound for approximately an hour and a half.
Mr. McKinley was transported from the scene to the Adena Medical Center in Waverly then transferred to the Grant Medical Center in Columbus with non-life threatening injuries.
Mr. Spriggs was found to be impaired by drugs during the initial investigation and was driving the vehicle without the owner’s permission. Mr. Spriggs was transported from the scene to the Adena Medical Center in Waverly then transferred to the Grant Medical Center in Columbus with non-life threatening injuries.
The Ohio State Patrol was assisted on the scene by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Piketon Police Department and Pike County Fire/EMS personnel.
The crash remains under investigation and charges are going to be filed through the Pike County Prosecutors Office.