One woman is dead and a man hospitalized after a single car accident in Fayette County Friday evening.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the crash at Old U S 35 and U S 35 West in Jefferson Township.
Sheriff Vernon Stanforth reports that around 7:20pm 84 year old Edward Winkler, of Howard, Ohio was westbound in a 2004 Buick on Old U S 35. Winkler failed to stop at the intersection, and traveled across US 35, striking an embankment sending the car airborne over a fence. Landing in a bean field where it stopped and caught fire.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene shortly after the crash and removed both occupants. They began life saving procedures as the vehicle became engulfed in flames.
The Jefferson Township Fire Department extinguished the fire, while members of the Fayette County Life Squad provided medical care.
86 year old passenger Ruth Winkler was later pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Winkler was flown by Careflight to Miami Valley hospital for further medical treatment.
The crash remains under investigation.