UPDATE: Second person involved in fatal crash near Lowell dies

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LOWELL, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 11/11/17 8:00 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Jordin Brannan, 22, of Marietta has died.


UPDATE: 11/09/2017, 11:22 A.M.

Police have released the names of both drivers involved in a fatal 2-vehicle crash on Wednesday in Washington County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the 2-vehicle crash happened at 5:09 P.M. on Wednesday, on Ohio State Route 60 in Adams Township, just south of Lowell.

Police say a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Jordin Brannan, 22, of Marietta was traveling northbound on Route 60 when it crossed the center-line and collided head-on with a 2007 Chevrolet Astro, driven by Michael Montgomery, 46, of Stockport which was traveling southbound on Route 60.

Montgomery was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brannan was taken by a Med-Flight helicopter to Ohio State University Medical Campus in critical condition

There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the crash.

Drugs and alcohol and seatbelt usage are still being investigated as possible factors in this crash.

Agencies responding to the crash include the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Lowell-Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department and Beverly-Waterford Volunteer Fire Department.


ORIGINAL STORY: 11/08/2017, 5:38 P.M.

Multiple first responders are at the scene of a fatal two-vehicle accident that has closed Ohio State Route 60 south of Lowell.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirms one person has died in the crash, in which at least one vehicle went over an embankment.

Authorities say emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate one person from the wreckage.

They say traffic is being re-routed onto Arends Ridge Road to Highland Ridge Road and then to State Route 530 into Lowell.

The accident happened about 5 p.m.

The Marietta Post of the Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

Crews from the Beverly, Lowell and Devola volunteer fire departments are at the scene.



 
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