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Update – Local Man Dies in US-23 Tarlton Road Crash


Pickaway County – Emergency crews were on the scene quickly after a serious T-bone crash occurred at the intersection of US-23 and Tarlton road.

According to early reports, the crash occurred at the intersection of Tarlton, and US-23. A blue 1999 Buick Century was turning left from Southbound US-23 onto Tarlton road when a red Buick Regal was heading Northbound on US-23 collided. The crash sent both vehicles into the grass on the Northwest side of US-23.

A couple that lives in Logan Elm Village on the corner of Tarlton Road said they hear crashes all the time. She said that she knew this one was bad because “there wasn’t any screeching of brakes before the crash noise.”

On March 28, 2024, at 5:36 PM, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a distressing call reporting a two-vehicle traffic collision near the intersection of US Route 23 and Tarlton Road.

Deputies swiftly responded to the scene and commenced their investigation into the collision. Preliminary findings revealed that a 2012 red Buick, driven by 44-year-old Abigail M. Dirmeyer from Circleville, Ohio, was traveling northbound on US Route 23, approaching Tarlton Road. Simultaneously, a 1999 turquoise Buick, operated by 65-year-old Brenda L Fisher from Kingston, Ohio, was situated at the southbound traffic light on US Route 23. Tragically, as the red Buick entered the intersection, the turquoise Buick failed to yield to oncoming traffic, resulting in a collision between the two vehicles.

Following the collision, Abigail Dirmeyer was promptly transported to OhioHealth Berger Hospital by Clearcreek Township EMS for medical attention. Meanwhile, Brenda Fisher was airlifted by Med-Flight to Grant Medical Center to receive urgent care. Regrettably, David A. Fisher, aged 73 and a passenger in the turquoise Buick, succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash. David Fisher was rushed to OhioHealth Berger Hospital by Circleville EMS but tragically passed away at 6:44 PM.

Sheriff Hafey expressed his gratitude to the various emergency response teams and agencies for their swift assistance at the scene, including Pickaway Township Fire and EMS, Circleville Fire and EMS, Clearcreek Township EMS, Med-Flight, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

As the investigation into the collision continues, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in determining the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.