ROSS – Ross county emergency crews shut down US-23 in the area of Eastern Ave around 9:45 am on Monday due to a serious crash.
Chillicothe – On April 18, 2022 at approximately 9:49am, Troopers from the Chillicothe Patrol Post responded to a three vehicle traffic crash on US 23 southbound near mile post 10 in Scioto Township.
A 2020 gray Chevrolet Equinox driven by Jaclyn S. Sitnek, age 44, from Mansfield, Ohio, was traveling south on US 23. A 2017 yellow Mack commercial truck driven by Randy Parmley, age 45, from Ashland, Kentucky, was traveling south on US 23. A 2017 re Chrysler Town and Country driven by Leon Flinders, age 81, from Piketon, Ohio, was
traveling north on US 23. The Chevrolet Equinox lost control, went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle spun back onto the roadway and went under the trailer attached to the Mack commercial truck. The Mack commercial truck and the Chevrolet Equinox traveled off the left side of the roadway into the median. The Chrysler Town and Country was struck by flying debris as the crash occurred.
Mrs. Sitnek was pronounced deceased at the scene and she was transported by Haller Funeral Home. Mr. Parmley was transported to the Adena Regional Medical Center by Huntington EMS for minor injuries. Two passengers in the Chevrolet Equinox were transported from the scene for medical treatment. Ronna Kinsel was transported to the Adena Regional Medical Center and an infant child was transported to Nationwide
Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Flinders was not injured. The fatal traffic crash is still under investigation and alcohol impairment is not a contributing factor.
Green Township EMS and Fire Department, Huntington Township EMS, Ross County ODOT, Ross County Coroner’s Office, and the Ross County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
Law enforcement is on the scene, the crash is still under investigation.
Please avoid the area due to the closure of the Route.