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Driver killed in Highland County crash

Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident in Highland County that left one dead.
Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident in Highland County that left one dead.
Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 8:50 PM EST
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HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A Hillsboro man died Saturday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash in Highland County.

Troopers say Douglas Hurt, 62, was driving a 1991 Ford Escort southbound on Keplinger Road in Paint Township around 2:00 p.m.

According to a preliminary investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Hurt failed to yield at a stop sign and his car was hit by a 2016 GMC Terrain.

Police say both vehicles went off the roadway and the GMC hit a utility pole.

Hurt was flown to Miami Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the GMC received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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