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Fatal crash in Highland County

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WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Highland County.

It happened Wednesday night just before 10:45 p.m. on U.S. 62, near milepost 3.

Police say a Hyundai Elantra driven by Richard Strong, 49, of Hillsboro, was traveling northbound when he traveled left of center and parked his vehicle in the southbound lane of travel. Strong then exited his vehicle and was standing outside of it when a Dodge Shadow driven by Cody Gilbert, 18, of Winchester, traveled southbound.

Gilbert observed a vehicle in his lane and swerved to the right side of the road, striking Strong.

Strong was pronounced dead at the scene. Gilbert was taken to Adams County Hospital.

Police say alcohol may be a factor in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.


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