MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – The names of those involved in the fatal crash near the Ravenswood Bridge on U.S. 33 have been released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
According to a statement from the Gallia-Meigs OSP, a 2018 Toyota RAV 4 driven by Brooks Boulware, 80, of Clemons, North Carolina was traveling west on U.S. 33 and went left of center. The Toyota crashed head on into the eastbound 2018 Kenworth driven by Kenneth Millender, 35, of Hesperia, California.
Traveling in the Toyota were three passengers. All three passed away as a result of injuries. Maxine Boulware, 78, along with Dorothy Brame, 66, and William Brame, 73, died. Maxine Boulware and William Brame died at the scene. Dorothy Brame was taken by Med Flight to the Charleston Area Medical Center, but succumbed to her injuries. Brooks Boulware was transported by Med Flight to Cabell-Huntington.
Brooks and Maxine Boulware were wearing a seat belt as was Kenneth Millender. Dorothy and William Brame were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.
The crash happened at 10:58 a.m. on May 17, 2018. In addition to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, others responding to the scene included the Meigs County Sheriff, Meigs EMS, Med Flight, Racine Fire Department, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley, Meigs Emergency Management Director Jamie Jones, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Meigs County Assistant Coroner, Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home and the OSP Crash Reconstruction Team.
Crews worked to clear the scene to allow for the reconstruction team to do their work. Diesel fuel that had leaked from the semi truck had to be cleaned up as well.
The road was still closed as of 4 p.m. Traffic could still detour around the crash scene however.