Double Fatal Crash on US 33
PORTLAND, Ohio – A two vehicle crash on US 33 has resulted in two fatalities.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol a 2014 Dodge Durango driven by Elijah Eickelberg, 15, of Hudsonville, Michigan was traveling south east on US 33. The second vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, was traveling north west on US 33 by Ricardo Reyes-Radillo, 30, of Raleigh, North Carolina. According to the report, Reyes-Radillo “was passing another vehicle on double yellow lines in a curve” when his vehicle hit Eickelberg’s head on. Reyes-Radillo’s vehicle then went off the left side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, rolled over an embankment and struck a tree. The vehicle driven by Eickelberg then came to rest off the left side of the roadway. Both vehicles had multiple passengers.
In the vehicle driven by Elijah Eickelberg’s there were three individuals in addition to the driver. Elijah was listed as not injured by was taken by Meigs EMS to Holzer Emergency Department of Pomeroy. He was wearing a seat belt. Amy Eickelberg, 39, was transported by Jackson County EMS to Holzer Pomeroy ED as well and listed as having incapacitating injuries. She was also wearing a seat belt. Judah Eickelberg, 9, was wearing a seat belt and listed as not having injuries but was transported to Holzer Pomeroy ED by Jackson County EMS. Stewart Eickelberg, 40, was transported to Holzer Pomeroy ED by Meigs County EMS and listed as having non-incapacitating injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
In the vehicle driven by Ricardo Reyes-Radillo, there were four individuals in addition to the driver. Reyes-Radillo was listed as wearing a seat belt, and taken by Med Flight to Cabell Huntington. Antonio Gonzalez, 26, of North Carolina was transported by Med Flight to Cabell Huntington. Incencio Sanchez, 40, of Durham, North Carolina was transported by Med Flight to Cabell Huntington. Yalizet Jimenez, 25, of Raleigh, North Carolina was pronounced dead at the scene. Ezequil Tinajera, 29, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Responding to the scene were the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Racine Fire Department, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Meigs County EMS, Jackson County WV EMS, Ohio Department of Transportation, Racine Service Center and Med Flight.
The roadway was closed while the scene was cleared. The roadway has since reopened.