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Two killed in early morning Adams County crash

Two men were killed in an early morning car accident in Manchester, Ohio.
Two men were killed in an early morning car accident in Manchester, Ohio.
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 12:55 PM EST
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ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Manchester early Friday morning.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Gift Ridge Road, according to Lieutenant Randy McElfresh of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Jason Ballard, 46, was driving a 2003 BMW X3 SUV when troopers say he drove off the road, hitting two trees and overturning the vehicle.

Ballard and his passenger, 28-year-old Adam Wait, were pronounced dead at the scene by Adams County Coroner.

Neither of the men was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to police.

The crash is still under investigation by the Ohio State High Patrol.

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