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Update – One Dies in Serious Crash in Pickaway County


PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio – A devastating crash occurred just outside of Ashville around 8 pm on Friday night, resulting in three people being injured, with one tragically losing their life.

According to initial reports, the crash involved two vehicles and took place in the vicinity of 762 and Ashville Pike. One of the vehicles was struck at a stop sign, causing it to overturn. Among the occupants of the overturned vehicle were three adults. Tragically, during the rollover, one person became trapped beneath the van.

First responders rushed to the scene, where they encountered a harrowing situation. Two individuals were initially trapped inside the vehicle and one underneath, prompting the dispatch of three medical helicopters. Fortunately, after painstaking efforts, emergency crews managed to extricate the driver, who miraculously sustained only minor injuries. Consequently, one of the helicopters was canceled.

Sadly, despite the valiant efforts of emergency personnel, a woman who was also trapped in the vehicle (a passenger) did not survive the crash.


When Deputies arrived on scene, they located a two-vehicle crash. During their investigation they learned that a red 2002 Honda Civic driven by 19-year-old Andrew C. Himes from Thurston, Ohio was at the stop sign, proceeded into the intersection, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with the 2014 Chrysler Town and Country. The Chrysler Town and Country was driven by Charles R. Lingo 58-year-old, Laura L. Lingo 60-year-old and Luka Lingo 19-year-old from Goshen, Ohio, were the passengers.

Charles Lingo was taken by Jackson Township EMS to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Luka Lingo was taken by Med-Flight to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Scioto Township EMS took Laura Lingo to Mt. Carmel Grove City. While at Mt. Carmel Grove City Laura Lingo succumbed to her injuries and died.

Heartbroken members of the community have identified the deceased woman as a beloved vendor at the Ashville Viking Festival. To honor her memory, a moment of silence will be observed during the festival on Sunday at 9:30 am. The woman’s longstanding presence at the event has deeply touched many, and her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew her.

The tragic incident serves as a sobering reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of exercising caution on the roads. As the community mourns this devastating loss, thoughts and prayers are extended to the affected families during this difficult time.