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5 People Killed in Ohio Wrong-Way Crash

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According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, five adults died in a wrong-way accident in Ohio.

Details of the Ohio Wrong-Way Crash

FOX 8 reports a car which was travelling southbound in the northbound lanes of State Route 7 crashed head-on into SUV driving north around 11 pm on a Saturday.

According to the patrol’s statement, Caleb Ratcliffe, 22, the car’s driver, and Sierra Mattson, 25, his passenger, died at the scene.

Troopers report that the SUV driver, aged 42, and two passengers also died. The two passengers were 21-year-old Sarah Billingsley and 30-year-old Hugh Lasater. There was a third passenger in the SUV who sustained injuries, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

Statistics of Wrong-Way Accidents

The Institute of Transportation Engineers provided the following statistics about wrong-way accidents:

  • There has been an average of 269 fatal wrong-way crashes
  • Wrong-way crashes have led to the annual occurrence of 359 deaths in the United States
  • Texas, California, and Florida accounted for the highest number of wrong-way fatal crashes and fatalities
  • Texas, California, and Florida represent almost one-third of the national total of wrong-way accidents

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve. Our team of injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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