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UPDATE: Identification of Fatal Accident Victim Released

By: Erin Pulsanti, Leslie Barrett Email
By: Erin Pulsanti, Leslie Barrett Email

UPDATE 11 P.M. April 18, 2010

Ohio State Highway Patrol officers said Constance Springer of Toronto, Jefferson County has died after a two vehicle accident on Ohio Route 7, north of Marietta.

Troopers received the call shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday regarding a head on collision between a car and a truck on Rt. 7 near the patrol office in Reno.

Fifty-six-year-old Springer who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fifty-four-year-old Jeffrey Ware of Martins Ferry, Belmont County was driving the truck.

He was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

Sgt. Corey Pennington said "It appears that one vehicle did travel left of center. We do have a reconstruction team coming down to comfirm all the events that took place."

The crash remains under investigation with no clear evidence as to which vehicle was at fault.

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UPDATE 2:37 PM, April 18, 2010

A portion of Ohio Route 7 north of Marietta, near the Ohio State Highway Patrol office in Reno is now open after a fatal morning collision closed it for several hours.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating what may have caused the collision in Newport.

The female driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.
The male victim was transported to an area hospital. No word on his condition.

Stay tuned to WTAP.com and WTAP News at 11 for latest information.
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UPDATE 1:41 PM, April 18, 2010

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating what may have caused the head on collision that left one female dead and one male injured in Newport.

According to authorities, it appears that one of the drives veered left of center stricking the vehicle coming in the opposite direction. It is not clear as to which driver is at fault in the accident.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time. The male victim was transported to an area hospital. No word on his condition.

State Route 7 remains closed between County Road 20 and County Road 47.
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State Route 7 will be closed for at least another 3 hours after a fatal car crash.

Details surround the crash have not been released at this time. The crash happened at mile marker 30, near the Marietta Post of the State Highway Patrol, at roughly 10:20 Sunday morning.

One victim of the accident was pronounced dead, while the other is being treated at an area hospital.


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