PICKAWAY – Pickaway Township is heading to the scene of a single-vehicle crash into a creek.
According to early reports, the vehicle crashed just north of 6305 SR-361 into Congo creek. The caller says he can see lights and alarms going off on the vehicle in the water.
Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey reports on January 2, 2022 at 9:41 P.M. Pickaway County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to State Route 361 in the area of 6305 Sate Route 361 on an injury accident.
When Deputies, Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and medics from Pickaway Township EMS arrived on scene they located 62-year-old Kevin A. Lewis from Kingston, Ohio, deceased, still inside of the vehicle.
Deputies and Troopers learned Kevin Lewis was driving a 2008 Nissan Frontier and traveling southeast on State Route 361 and went off the right side of the roadway. When the Nissan Frontier went off the roadway it continued off the roadway over 200 feet, then struck several trees, down an embankment, through a creek and then came to a final resting point on the other side of the creek.
The Pickaway County Coroner Dr. John Ellis responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy, which will be performed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Sheriff Hafey would like the thank the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Pickaway Township EMS for their assistance on this traffic crash.
This accident remains under investigation by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.
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