Portsmouth – The Portsmouth Post and the Ohio Investigative Unit are investigating fatal crash the occurred around 3:45 am on July 24, 2022. The crash occurred on Blue Run Rd near the intersection of Isaac Rickey Rd, in Madison Township.
The driver, Joshua J Alley age 19, of Minford, Ohio was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima northbound on Blue Run Rd. Mr. Alley drove off the west side of the road striking a culvert and a tree, before overturning. Mr. Alley sustained life threating injuries and died at the scene.
The front seat passenger, Caleb A Cunningham, age 20, of South Webster, Ohio sustained non-life threating injuries and was treated at the scene.
Alcohol impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash and neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.
The Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scioto County Coroner’s office, Minford VFD, Minford Squad 3 and Ted’s Towing.
The crash remains under investigation by Troopers at the Portsmouth Post and OIU Agents of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.