Alcohol and/or drugs use is suspected
Wilmington - The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Wilmington Post, is currently investigating a two vehicle injury crash which occurred on State Route 247, near Buckley Rd, in Washington Township, Highland County.
A red, 1998, Volkswagen, Jetta, driven by, Michael D. Burns, age 58, of Seaman, Ohio, was southbound on State Route 247. Burns failed to maintain control of his vehicle, crossing the double yellow centerline. Burns struck a white, 2001, Ford, Ranger, that was northbound on State Route 247, which was driven by, Scott Hargett, age 32, also of Seaman, Ohio.
Burns succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash, and was pronounced deceased. Hargett was flown by Miami Valley Hospital’s, CareFlight helicopter, to the Miami Valley Hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol and/or drugs use is suspected, and seatbelt use remains under investigation.
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