One dead, six injured in crash near Ohio University
Oct. 11, 2019
One man was killed and six other people were injured in a single-vehicle crash near Ohio University early Friday morning.
The crash was reported shortly after 2 a.m. on Route 33 west of Johnson Road, about six miles north of the Athens-based university.
According to the State Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Joshua M. Hughes, of Springfield, was driving a 2004 Saturn Vue northwest on Route 33 when the vehicle went off the left side of the road into the median and rolled, coming to rest on its side.
Connor D. Seevers, 19, of Uhrichsville, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Five other passengers in the vehicle were also transported to hospitals.
McKale M. Losey, 19, of Glouster, and John D. Fitch, 23, of Columbus, were flown to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus with injuries described as serious by the patrol.
Cassandra L. Carl, 18, of Salem, and Lila I. Mortenson, 17, of Nelsonville, were both taken to OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens and then flown Grant. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Hughes and Elden D. Burnside, 20, of Wooster, were both taken by squad to O'Bleness, where they were treated and released.
The patrol said all but one of the occupants of the vehicle were students at Hocking College and are believed to have been returning to Nelsonville from Athens.
The crash remains under investigation.