Two Ohio University students killed in crash in Athens

Two Ohio University students killed in crash in Athens
Two Ohio University students were killed in a crash in Athen’s Sunday morning. (Source: FOX19 NOW/file)

ATHENS, Ohio (FOX19) - Two Ohio University students were killed in a crash in Athens Sunday morning.

Officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say the crash was first reported by a passerby a little after 8:30 a.m.

Laiken Salyers, 23, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Richard Turner, 20, of East Orange, New Jersey, were traveling eastbound on Dairy Lane near the intersection of South Park Drive in a 2013 Chevy Cruze.

Officers say the driver failed to navigate a curve and lost control on an ice-covered road.

The car slid off the left side of the road and flipped over into a creek, becoming partially submerged, officials say.

Troopers ask that anyone with information about the crash contact the Athens Patrol Post at (740) 593-6611.

They say the crash remains under investigation.

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