Thursday crash on CR 46 claims one, injures two
A Thursday after noon crash at approx. 3:46 p.m. in Morrow County has claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl and seriously injured her two companions.
According to the Mt. Gilead Post of the Highway Patrol, Kristen Peters, 16, Mt. Gilead, was south bound on CR 46 just north of SR 19 in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt when it traveled off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole, shearing it off and overturning the vehicle. Miss Peters was transported to Mor row County Hospital where she died of her injuries.
Her com panions Kylie Hipp, 15, and James Welshans, 16, also suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Morrow County Ho pital, where they were transported to Grant Medical Center. Welshans, who was ejected from the vehicle, was listed in stable condition Friday morn ing. The Mt. Gilead Post said Miss Hipp was listed in stable/critical condition Thursday evening.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this accident, which remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.