Crash on OH-104 kills two in Southern Ohio

Yesterday day morning, two people were killed and two were injured in a single-car crash on OH-104 near Lucasville when a car struck a tree.

The driver, Steven Vaughn, 25, of Piketon, was traveling north on OH-104 when he drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree in a Chevrolet Impala.

Vaughn received serious injuries and was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth then flown Grant Medical Center. Casey Fritz, 27, also of Piketon, was pronounced dead at the scene and James Phipps, 28 of West Portsmouth, was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center, but later died. The youngest passenger who is only 1, Mathias Vaughn, was flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

The crash is under investigation.

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