Piketon- The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on SR-32 near Tipton Lane in Pike County. At approximately 10:51 P.M. a Volvo Backhoe was traveling westbound on SR-32. A 2013 Chevy Silverado was traveling westbound on SR-32 when it struck the Backhoe in the rear, traveling off the right side of the roadway and catching on fire.
The operator of the Volvo backhoe, Kendall Scaggs, 61, of Beaver, Ohio was transported to Adena Pike Medical Center, with non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the 2013 Chevy Silverado, Hal Smith, 66 of Piketon, was pronounced deceased on scene by the Pike County Coroner.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office, Waverly Fire Department, Pike County O.D.O.T, Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Med-care.