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Athens OH- Crash in the city claims one life


Athens – Troopers from the Athens Post of the Highway Patrol are in vestigating a crash that killed a Reynoldsburg man.

The crash occurred on July 4, 2020 at approximately 02:30 a.m. Christopher M. Witcher Jr., age 21, of Columbus, Ohio, was driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Stewart Street near E. Union Street in the City of Athens. The Jeep had an excessive amount of passengers when it attempted a sudden left turn into a parking lot and struck a curb.

One of the passengers, Dion Terrance Hill-Delaney, age 24 of Reynoldsburg was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens where he subsequently died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Alcohol involvement is suspected in the crash which remains under investigation.

Troopers would like to remind motorists to wear your safety belts at all times when operating or being a passenger in a motor vehicle. If you plan on consuming alcohol designate a sober driver.