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19 Year Old Local Man Tragically Loses Life in Ross County Crash


Chillicothe, Ohio – March 10, 2024 – A young man from Chillicothe tragically lost his life early this morning in a single-vehicle accident on Biers Run Road.

The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash, which occurred at approximately 1:21 am. According to reports, a 2008 Toyota RAV4 driven by 19-year-old Kayden D. McWhorter was traveling northwest on Biers Run Road when it veered off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a road sign and then collided with multiple trees.

Mr. McWhorter sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was joined by the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Ross County Coroner’s Office, and Union Township Fire and EMS in responding to the accident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. This is a developing story, and further details will be released as they become available.

This tragic accident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of safe driving practices. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Mr. McWhorter’s family and friends during this difficult time.